Greetings Fat Chic readers!
Fat Chic is going on hiatus indefinitely. I will, for the time being, leave up the blog so you may search it. I may even on some long weekend change the format to its earlier search-friendly version.
I have always been open that Fat Chic was a topic of passion for me but my career is elsewhere. Then Fat Chic went and almost became a career on me, before I was ready for it. Before I was even mentally prepared to think of myself as a hobbyist blogger. I come from the last of the old-school journalism community and while I adapted to the technology of the switch well enough, I can’t say I’m ever going to be 100% comfortable by the way business drives content – even businesses I genuinely like and recommend.
I am, however, leaving room for possibility on this. Perhaps one of my select, trusted guest posters will become impassioned. Perhaps I’ll get an offer I would genuinely consider.
For now, I leave you with Fat Chic Clothing Search. and best wishes. While I’ve been far more reticent than most fashion or fatshion bloggers I have truly enjoyed the people I’ve met and the people I’ve helped as the result of starting the blog.
It has taken me a decade to learn and appreciate the wisdom of Diane von Furstenberg: “Women are strong. We can do it all. But not always at the same time.”
Right now, there is another part of my all that must be doing.
Happy new year to all!
For those of you that love steampunk, check out this Kickstarter to make a calendar that features plus size steampunk models. This is one you fund not just for visibility – but for costumey goodness!
As a size 11M, I still have to struggle to find decent shoes but I can find them. For women that wear Wide Widths, it’s a much more difficult situation – so anything helps!
There aren’t a lot of fat positive Ted Talks. It was nice to see something that isn’t focused on making yourself perfect before you live your life.
For those of you who may not follow Fat Positive bloggers on Twitter, a new hashtag erupted last week. Admittedly co-opted from the #racistmicroaggressions tag, both explore the small, more subtle ways our culture and individuals within it express hatred and animosity towards fat people. From institutionalized abuse in the medical system to insulting “praise” at the gym, plus size men and women of all stripes tweeted their own direct experiences to the tag. You may see a lot of familiar things in this extended call-out … and yes, there were a few trolls.
There are not a lot of plus size fictional characters. No matter what character I am dressing up as I always strive to make versions of the costume that flatter my figure, often sacrificing accuracy in the process. But in making this Princess Fiona costume (from the 4th Shrek film, go rent it) I had the delightful experience of making a costume based on a character with a strikingly similar body type to my own. Plus I got to make and carry an axe- always a good time.