I must say, nothing aggravates me more than hearing someone say, “You have such a pretty face, if only you were thinner,” or, “At least she’s got a beautiful face,” whether in reference to me or any voluptuous woman. While I respect that not everyone will find beauty in pudge, it’s absurd to essentially insult someone with a backhanded compliment. Like the manatee (a.k.a. sea cow) says, it’s perfectly possible and common to be fat and beautiful. I know many gorgeous plus-size women […]
From a fellow pro-plus-size blogger. I couldn’t resist posting it. And though I personally embrace the “cushion for the pushin’” aspect of my pudginess, I certainly don’t approve of the assumptions that go hand in hand with fatness…especially the idea that being overweight is synonymous with desperate, or that a fat woman is solely attractive for her ass.
If you all recall, I took up some qualms with an anti-plus-size blogger a few weeks back for several reasons. One of those reasons was that she claimed a plus-size model and a thin one shouldn’t ever pose together in photos. In fact, she was disgusted at the images Plus-Size Model Magazine posted featuring two women of opposite body types. I’ve been thinking about this a lot. The truth is, it’s rare to see a thin model and a full […]
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You know who you are: “I’m just eating cheese. My friend got me an assortment of French cheeses and I’m orgasming with every pound I gain.” Oh…the wonders of good cheese.
Feliz Navidad dearest cyberspace! I’d like to wish everyone an amazing holiday — one filled with love and friendship and joy and, of course, a ton of food! I’ve made it to Florida to spend Christmas with my family (for all you North Eastern-ers, I’ll be back up there soon experiencing the chill along with you), which consists of 30 Colombian relatives to be exact (resulting in a loud, intense couple of days but nevertheless amusing times), and in the past […]
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I love Marina Diamandis. Seriously, I LOVE her. She’s one of those people who isn’t afraid to be different, and not in the Lady Gaga sort of way. Everything from her fashion sense to the way she is so honest with the media to her lyrics with song titles like “Bubblegum Bitch”. Not often a fan of modern pop, I was skeptical when a friend of mine told me to check out her band Marina and the Diamonds, but the […]
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How would you define the perfect woman? Would she be tall or short? Curvy or slender? Brunette or blonde? Should the concept of a “perfect woman” even exist…or a perfect anything really?
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Today is the first of many Christmas celebrations I will be partaking in. The perks of having divorced parents and family spread from the tri-state region to southern Florida to the other side of the Atlantic are primarily that you get to have something like a dozen Christmas meals and a whole lot of presents. Call me materialistic, but I LOVE presents! Luckily enough, my family loves giving presents, so I’ve just been given a Dooney&Burke bag, a Calvin Klein […]