If you haven't yet read Kate's latest piece on the Kevin Smith/Southwest Airlines debacle, get thee to Broadsheet, stat. It is definitive, and it is moving, and it will remind you of why you started reading Kate's work in the first place. Whenever the issue of whether larger people should be forced to buy two … Continue reading Read more Kate
America lost a great voice this weekend: the poet Lucille Clifton died. She was 73 years old. Clifton wrote wonderful, poignant, witty poems whose formal simplicity belies their emotional and political depth. She wrote of the realities of living in a large, black, female body in a racist, sexist culture; she survived cancer and wrote … Continue reading “but who can distinguish one human voice amid such choruses of desire”
Those of you who hopped on our Golden Globe live-blogging adventure on Sunday (which was way, way more fun than I expected -- GIVE YOURSELVES A HAND) might be interested in the following posts on Jezebel about (sadly predictable) sexist reactions to various women at the show: James Cameron & Kathryn Bigelow Used To Be … Continue reading Links: Golden Globes backlash, or This one goes out to the ladies
Kate writes a mash note to Gabourey Sidibe of Precious, who could not be any more fabulous if she was abducted by aliens from the Fabulous Nebula. Long-time SP hero Lesley from Fatshionista is the star of today's Boston Globe! Congratulations, Lesley, on your continued march toward world domination and a more fatshionable world. We … Continue reading Links: Ladies We Love
Please read the post title in a Futurama announcer voice. Welcome to 2010, Shapelings! Have some links. Kate takes on the "no fatties" dating site controversy at Broadsheet. Jezebel's Jenna discusses V Magazine's latest plus size fashion shoot, which features back fat and belly rolls! For reals! Lauredhel talks full body scanners, disability, and privacy … Continue reading Items… Of … Interest!
While we're on fluffcation for a bit, perhaps you're jonesing for some non-lemur blogging. May I recommend some excellent reading material? Here are some non-fatosphere blogs that I've been reading lately: FWD (feminists with disabilities) for a way forward is brand-spanking new as of last month and is already chock-full of awesome posts. It's a … Continue reading Open thread: Other people are not on fluffcation
Long-time Shapelings know that we are big fans of PostSecret. If you haven't been there yet, check it out -- it's an amazing project. I loved one of the secrets posted today: [A pointillist painting: Georges Seurat's Esquisse d'ensemble [sketch for a larger work, presumably Un dimanche après-midi à l'Île de la Grande Jatte], with … Continue reading Up close