It has been a while since I have done one of these, hasn’t it. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a whole lot of fab stuff I’d love to share with you all, I’ve just been focused on other things.
So let’s have at it hey? As always, 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!
Shannon of Nudemuse writes How Not to Talk to Fat People on the Internet
s.e. smith writes about Why HAES Doesn’t Work For Me and I can very much relate to this piece.
This post on the fear of food knocked my socks off.
More on the topic of food, Laura at Tutus and Tiny Hats raises issues with how food justice advocates often demonise fat people.
Vanessa Willoughby writes about the criticisms that Beyoncé endures as a black feminist and reminds us that Josephine Baker received the same criticisms in her time.
The best thing I have seen about fatshion/plus-size fatshion in ages is this amazing video by Marie Denee talking about the importance of watching how we talk about fatshion on plus-size brand spaces:
My lovely friend Cat Pausé writes about Fatshion February.
The ever-sunshiney Olivia at Wait Until The Sunset got together with some fab fatshionista friends and showed off the new Cut for Evans collection.
Look at these leggings I bought! Got them from Best & Less for just $12.50 – you can buy them here.
Check out this bloody amazing fat pole dancer that I discovered on Facebook!
Are you a fab fatty in Sydney who wants to dance? Force Majeure are looking for you!
I’ve discovered My Mad Fat Diary. Oh how I love Rae! Look, a lovely person on Tumblr has linked up all the videos so you can watch it yourself. My favourite moment is in the first episode of Series 2 when Rae complains to her gay friend Archie that her pretty bra is not at all supportive, and he just gently lifts her breasts and holds them up – to which she says “Actually that feels pretty good.”
I’m going to be participating in March in March on Sunday, a protest rally to declare a vote of no confidence in the current Australian government.
You didn’t think this post would go by without any Hiddles did you? I was lucky enough to go to a live simulcast of the British National Theatre’s production of Coriolanus last month. It was BRILLIANT – there was not a dud note in the cast, it was amazingly staged, the camerawork for the live simulcast was excellent and Tom was… I can’t find the words for how fantastic he was. And the man gets more gorgeous with each passing day.
Here’s a teaser video from the Donmar Warehouse theatre:
There’s also a rather wonderful video of the “shower scene” on this Facebook page.
Other interesting stuff
I’ve discovered an amazing new restaurant here in Brisbane. The Southside Diner at South Bank is an American retro style diner, serving absolutely delicious and hearty fare. Their cherry pie is TO DIE FOR:
How about this brilliant cover of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck by cellist duo 2Cellos, aka Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser:
Mmm, sexy AND talented, what a package!
And let me leave you with something that I think would have to have anyone smiling – two bears in their underpants and a fat woman dancing to Pharrell’s “Happy”: