I was honored to be asked to contribute my story to the MTV Voices project on self-image and confidence.
White, red, and turquoise make such a marvelous, spring-y combination.
Ashley Judd writes about the media’s insatiable desire to analyze women’s bodies, saying, I do not want to give my power, my self-esteem, or my autonomy, to any person, place, or thing outside myself.” Among other astute and important things about women, bodies, sexism, and weight. (Cheers, Linda)
Maegan is doing a series of outfits based on jeans and white tees, and this one is my absolute favorite. So far!
I can’t help it. I adore Texts from Hillary. (Sadly now closed down!)
In this amazing interview, Jenny of Fashion for Writers digs deep into her history, ambivalence about fashion blogs, and views on cultural appropriation.
“‘Don’t worry, insecure girl, there are people out there who think you’re hot’ isn’t a revolutionary perspective, and thinking it’s a necessary contribution to a thread about female objectification and body image demonstrates a lack of understanding of the subject.”
Another thought-provoking post on the male gaze and its impact is offered in this piece on street harassment.
Katie rocks her pencil skirt, and discusses why this style can work beautifully for some plus-sized women.
Looking for some styles that will visually broaden your shoulders? Here ya go!
Teal and orange are great together, even more so when a bit of cognac leather gets thrown into the mix.
“As a southern-born African-American girl who attended predominantly white boarding schools, I am well acquainted with the sexism, racism, and colorism that shape people’s attitudes toward black hair. Strangers, friends, family, and ex-loves have tried to make me feel bad about my hair throughout my life. For a long time, it worked. But then one day I decided that I was done attaching my self-esteem to what other people think I should look like.”
Rosie’s picks for songs that celebrate positive body image, empowerment, and self-esteem are absolutely dynamite.
Don’t go thinking that warm weather means you’ve got to abandon your scarves! Here are some budget-friendly picks for summer scarves.
So many issues are swirling around the “Hunger Games” movie, but this article’s viewpoint stood out to me. The FFT trend is one that infuriates me to no end, and Caroline Heldman has been speaking out against it for quite some time. (Contains swear words, NSFW)
Miss Plumcake shares her feminist eureka moment … or lack thereof.
Here’s a great example of print mixing featuring two different sizes of polka dots.
One mother decides that avoiding negative self-talk isn’t enough, and starts praising her own body aloud in front of her daughter to set a positive example.
And from the Department of Random: Natalie Dee explains how virtually all Pinterest recipes are made.