Kathy Kinney (best known as Mimi on The Drew Carey Show) has co-authored a book with a publishing exec I've never heard of named Cindy Ratzlaff - the book's website states: Ratzlaff is a publishing executive, who created marketing campaigns for more than 100 New York Times best-selling books, including The South Beach Diet, as … Continue reading Queen of Your Own Life!
I have no idea what Sam L Jackson is like in real life, but I sure admire the way many of his characters navigate the world. Not really feeling the excessive violence or the Pacino like shouting, but I do enjoy the indignation and the decisiveness in his responses to mellow harshers. There's a whole … Continue reading Cultivate Your Inner Samuel L. Jackson
You may remember friend of SP Mean Asian Girl from her previous guest post, The Fantasy of Being White. We loved that post so much that we asked her to weigh in on that most vexing of seemingly innocuous little internet games: the Facebook celebrity twin meme. Thanks, MAG! -- Sweet Machine Oh? No! Or, … Continue reading Guest Blogger Mean Asian Girl: Oh? No! Or, Why I didn’t participate in the Facebook doppelganger meme
There was a time, when I was a teenager and in my early twenties, when I used to think about fashion the way The Guardian's Tanya Gold details in a recent article: that it was a foolish realm of fantasy for people who would never give me the time of day. The oddest thing rescued … Continue reading Fashion without hatred
Volcanista is a Friend of SP, geologist, and LOST evangelizer. So, over the holidays I took a badly needed holiday vacation, and because I like warmth and the tropics, I decided to go to Chicago and hang out with Sweet Machine, Mr Machine, and their most excellent cats. I read books, watched Lost, took naps, … Continue reading Guest blogger Volcanista: Of boobages
I originally posted this on my own blog I received an email the other day from a reader named Alice - whose daughter a chubby teen - had her first real brush with the unbearable fatness of being. My daughter received so many clothes during the holidays and decided to sort through and sell a … Continue reading Ranty’s Machine
Shapelings, let's talk fatness in young adult fiction. YA fiction often positions fat as shorthand for countless negative qualities the writer is too unmotivated to develop - like presenting bullies as fat kids, which reinforces fatness as something sinister and deserving of scorn - or as the genesis of a butterfly story, which reinforces fat … Continue reading Fat Visibility in YA Fiction