- New York Times has a piece about how being overweight is suddenly not the only story a fat person can have in fiction. “No, I have not tried a lot to lose weight. Because I decided I was going to have some other concerns in my life.”
- An essay in the Huffington Post examines role models for girls, taking size into account.
- Tyra Banks is producing a biopic of herself.
- Balenciaga and Oscar de la Renta are starting to produce plus size clothing. Balenciaga, happy to have you, just a reminder that larger sizes don’t really benefit from all the shoulder pads.
- Plus Model Magazine is getting really good at kicking the zeitgeist in the nads – this time with their piece on body shaming.
- Lingerie supplier AboutCurves.com is promoting a “body acceptance blogathon.” For me that’s every single day I post here. My life as a blogathon.
- Victoria Christensen is Mrs. Utah Plus America. The Sun (UK) has a deeper story on her.
- Louise O’Reilly’s blog Style Me Curvy was a finalist for Cosmopolitan’s fashion blog awards.
- To be honest, I’m really confused by this: someone named Kimberly Nichole is the new face of a fashion line originally for men. It has something to do with MTV, plus sizes, and either a guy named Rob or a guy with a nickname that is either mildly offensive, descriptive, or both.
- BGM Models is looking for a “curvy girl” for a possible 12 month modeling contract.
- There’s a new profile out on plus size model Brianna Connaughton.
- Seema Goswami thoughtfully considers Nigella Lawson’s sudden weight loss and the partial betrayal that represents.
- Read all about plus-size actors, especially men, and the parts that they have played. Jezebel notes that while more fat women get the role, they still get treated like crap.
Plus Size Health
This is a collection of health news and related links for plus-size women. Please bear in mind that many, even most of such studies are the following
1)Funded by corporations that make a great deal of money from the diet industry. 2)Inconclusive. 3)Find correlation, yes, but not causation. A triangle may be prone to cancer, but a square also being a geometric shape does NOT mean it is also prone to cancer. 4)Exaggerated and panic-inducing. The “obesity epidemic” exists in part because people never previously considered “obese” have been re-classified under an arbitrary definition of “fat.”
For more insight and understanding into this, please read Junkfood Science from the beginning.
- Cash register candy may be next to go, after crackdowns on soda in some states. Nevermind the waistline – have you wondered how much money you’d have without impulse buys so close at hand? Or would this just really ratchet up magazine sales?
- Diet and exercise may boost good cholesterol.
- The higher a country’s chocolate consumption, the more Nobel Laureates it produces, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. Remember that the Swiss and the Danes don’t dilute the goods with nearly as much milk and sugar.
- Stroke patients are getting younger – so curb the adrenaline addiction, OK?
- A gene linked to mental illness, ADHD, and obesity has been discovered. Cue more excuses for rotten behavior towards people in all three camps based on this.
- Small amounts of exercise can boost self-esteem in overweight kids. I believe it – once I found out that my body could do much more than others perceived, I became a lot stronger in the soul. Encouraging them to work on speed, strength – goals that don’t involve the measurement of a scale – can go a long way in making lives better. Also, self-defense of any kind if a huge confidence booster.