As part of trying to get back into the swing of things, I’ve decided to attempt to do a semi-regular post of things that I find online that I really dig. Be it interesting articles, fatshion, artworks, things that make me laugh. A kind of potted view of the things I post all over the internet, be it Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or anywhere else I lurk about. It gives me a chance to signal boost some cool stuff, and to talk about the things I dig with you all. Sometimes it might have a method or layout, other times it might just be a hotch potch of stuff.
I really encourage you to share stuff in the comments that you’ve been interested in, but please keep it to positive stuff – no posting some shitty journalist hating on fat people, or any other douchenozzle behaving badly. Let’s not give those people the signal boost. Though thoughtful and kick arse responses to douchecanoes are welcome!
So, let me see, what have I been into lately…
Gradient Lair on Thin Privilege and Intersectionality
A powerful piece from Rebecca Shaw on coming out as fat.
Kyla the Great’s tips on dealing with haters and harassers.
My favourite piece of the past few days, Elizabeth Tamny on the visibility of fat people and THAT Elle cover with Melissa McCarthy.
Caitlin Seida writes about how her photograph was stolen online and set upon by Reddit trolls.
My lovely friend Bek, she of Colourful Curves, wrote an excellent guest post on Suger Coat It on how to do fatshion on a budget.
Check out these amazing paua shell look nails by karengnails:
Here’s Jodie of Fat Additives looking as fierce as fuck in Autograph:
I made such a noise of awe when I saw this photograph of Leah from Sweet Tea Kisses:
I loved this post from Maiya Mayhem on fashion rules for fat girls:
I love this piece by Laurie Penny on the idea that feminism needs re-branding.
Skepchick on why she doesn’t go to the police when she is on the receiving end of online threats and harassment.
A Good Cause
You know how hard it is to find a decent bra? Well, some women have it way, way harder than we do. And we can help them by sending them bras in pretty much any condition (yep, they need them that bad!) So you know those bras you have kicking around that have a broken underwire, or don’t fit you? Send them along to the Uplift Project.
Hear the mighty lion roar!
If you follow me on Tumblr at all, you know that I am totally besotted with Tom Hiddleston. I mean look at how pretty he is:
No really, he’s delicious. Look, here he is practicing swordplay for the upcoming production of Coriolanus (which I have tickets to a broadcast of!)
Look at how gorgeous this polka dotted cake is!
Read the reviews on these sugar free gummi bears. Maybe don’t read them in public (or at the office lunch table like I did – I got stares!)
Jess of Ghost of Enid has done this brilliant set of Tony Abbott: Minister for Women posters. Political statements are so effective when infused with humour. Here’s an example:
And here’s Kermit the Frog doing his take on Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”:
Other Fab Stuff
Does anyone want to buy me a house? I mean look at this library:
Let me finish with the most kick arse girl band you will see in a long, long time. You need to watch to at least 2 minutes in to get the full benefit.
OMG those Amazon reviews! I don’t think I’ve ever laughed that hard in my life! Laughing, coughing, choking, cats fleeing the room in terror, tears streaming down my face… wow, I needed that.
I know, I read those Amazon reviews at my work lunch table and laughed so hard I couldn’t breathe and all my colleagues stared at me!
If you get the house, can I share your library? Pretty please? I’ve always wanted a library. Also, those fingernails? Are going to make me smile for hours.
Let’s see… things that are making me happy… I recently picked up a cookbook on root vegetables that’s making me seriously delighted. I can’t wait to try out the recipe for horseradish gnocchi! Oh, and we went to a party held by some neighbors down the street from us a couple weeks ago. I’d never been in their back yard before, but it’s freaking amazing. It’s a tropical jungle behind a Victorian house. Best of all, they’ve built a shower right into one of the trees. So cool. And I love knowing there’s something so utterly unexpected right down the street from me.
Twistie, you can come and visit me in my dream house any time. If you click through, you’ll see it also has a swimming pool, conservatory and ocean views!
And your comment has now made me hungry.
I LOVE posts like these! That tony abbott poster is amaze and I want that house too!
Thank you for the link to the bra collection – I didn’t know this existed, but will be sending my old bras there from now on. In return, I offer you Tom Hiddleston explaining Thor 2 using action figures: http://io9.com/tom-hiddleston-re-enacts-the-entirety-of-thor-2-with-913082580
Zarahruth I had seen that video – it’s brill. How can one man be so adorable?
As someone with a cooking/baking background I’d be worried about the spots on the cake being too dry because you are baking them twice. I did do a rainbow marble cake one time that turned out pretty good. The layer cake was a failure mostly due to gravity. I would like to try making the rainbow petal cake I see floating around on tumblr. Lots of cool stuff I’d love to try at work but corporate doesn’t approve of creativity (I work in a grocery store in WI USA). Great links, fatshion on a budget will come in handy cause I’m broke as a joke.
Meh Andrea, I don’t so much want to eat that cake as wear it as a fashion accessory!
This entire post made me smile! Thank you!
Bek really did do such a great guest post. Thank you for sharing. Loving the stuff you dig. What an assortment of awesome!