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TOMORROW, Saturday, July 7, I’ll be on Shop Girls on 107.1! Tune in around 11:30 a.m. to hear the interview.
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Caitlin gives her two cents on a recent plan by the Women’s Tennis Association to curtail excessive “grunting” on the court, and points out the gender politics wrapped up in this decision.
Nothing like a curve-hugging dress in flame orange to up your wow factor.
Over at The Frisky, I talked about why I’m nervous about being naked, and how I’m working on it. Of course, Rookie’s article on how to feel less self-conscious when you’re in the buff has some absolutely marvelous tips, too!
“I’m sure I’m not the only woman struggling with her mid-femme identity, trying to peel back the label and see what lies beneath. Discovering hard femme meant discovering a new label, sure, but it also reminded me I can do whatever I want, however I want. I can now break the bond I’d formed between ‘femme’ and ‘weak.’ I can love my curves and still be queer. It’s okay if no one knows it. I feel pretty badass in my fishnets.”
These drapey, printed pants are such fun!
Margaret Cho continues to be an inspiration. Her recent writings on beauty and body image can be found here.
These tips for packing your suitcase like a pro are astonishing. The diagrams for rolling, folding, and bundling are especially helpful.
Lisa shows two fun ways to combine blazers and shorts. Love them both!
Sociological Images is running as series that explains what sexual objectification of women means. (NSFW)
Since all the lip stains I’ve ever tried have made me look like an evil clown or someone with Galloping Lip Rot, I’m intrigued by this review of Vitality Lip Flush. Hmmm …
Olympic weightlifter Sarah Robles can lift more than 568 pounds. She’s completely amazing, and America’s best shot at the gold. And yet, she’s experienced size and uniform-related discrimination at the games. (Cheers, Alanna.)
These tips for making your mornings a bit more body-positive are fun, easy, and very do-able.
Nothing says sassy like a bow top and flared skirt.
What’s wrong with fat-shaming? “It doesn’t work … shame is not a catalyst for change; it is a paralytic. Anyone who has ever carried extreme personal shame knows this. Shame doesn’t make you stronger, nor does it help you to grow, or to be healthy, or to be sane. It keeps you in one place, very, very still.” (Older, but worth reading. Via Yum & Yuk)
Megan’s marvelous outfit is a riot of color – teal, orange, yellow, and olive to be exact.
Two of my favorite gals in one place: Ash interviews Mara of Medicinal Marzipan for her Beautiful Bodies series.
And from the Department of Random: Calming Manatee. Aaaahhhhh.