BIO

Laurel Dickman is an intersectional feminist writer living in the East Bay. Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida she spent her childhood split between North Carolina and Florida, eventually running away at 21 to be a boho princess in Neverland, also known as Portland, Oregon.

Laurel writes about fat bodies, plus-size fashion, self-care, music, and beauty. Aside from writing, Laurel also occasionally models, works as a personal stylist, and styles body-positive photo shoots alongside creative partner Suma Jane Dark. She lives with her Maine Coon by the name of Dorian Gray and her fiancee David on the side of what feels like Mount Olympus and has found herself currently obsessed with tea, waffle cookies, her loudly ticking biological clock and planning a wedding on a shoestring budget. 

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Laurel Dickman's Articles

Patrick Starr's Surprise Makeovers (Image via YouTube)

#SelfCareSunday: Changing Your Body To Reflect Internal Changes

How do you externally reflect the internal changes, the profound metamorphosis that has occurred? Sometimes these self-discoveries and life changes are so monumental that it elicits a physical change... Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   03.24.17 10am   |   SHARE
Instagram/ thaliaseyecandy

#FatshionFriday: Follow These 11 Plus-Size Makeup Artists for Inspiration

Ever find yourself dying to try a makeup look, but having a hard time envisioning it on yourself because most of the makeup IG’s and YouTube channels feature thin women whose features don’t resemble... Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   03.22.17 11am   |   SHARE
(Photo by Suma Jane Dark. Front row, L-R: Jessica Rihal, Manon Marchetti Edwards, Hayley Herms, and Megan Kimberling. Rear: Jules Wood, Laurel Dickman, and Astra Varnado.)

Unsculpted: A Photo Series From Photographer Suma Jane Dark 

Today, we interview photographer Suma Jane Dark, known best for their body-positive work shown through a feminist lens.
Laurel Dickman    |   03.20.17 12am   |   SHARE
It’s time you set the boundary.

#SelfCareSunday: Setting Boundaries To Achieve Your Goals

One might not think of setting boundaries as a form of self-care, but in a way, most self-care starts with boundaries and self-awareness.
Laurel Dickman    |   03.20.17 10am   |   SHARE
Image: Instagram/ fashion_alec

Fatshion Friday: 12 Plus-Size Fashionistas That Rule Spring Neutrals

Need a bit of inspiration for how to implement this trend into your wardrobe? You got it!
Laurel Dickman    |   03.17.17 12am   |   SHARE
The luminous Sauycé West. (image: Shawn Davis Photography via Instagram/ saucyewest)

Fatshion Friday: 14 Babes That Are Radiant In Yellow 

Yellow is a BIG color this year, but guess what — we don't see much of it in plus-sized fashion. Surprised? Unfortunately, neither are we. If you’re dying for a little bit of inspiration and a few... Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   03.10.17 12am   |   SHARE

#SelfCareSunday: 7 Affirmations For Well-Being

When we think of self-care, we often think about what we can be doing externally in order to alleviate issues. However, self-care is just as much about internal processes. It doesn’t cost a penny to... Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   03.9.17 3pm   |   SHARE
image credit: William Iven via Unsplash

#SelfCareSunday: Break Your Social Media Habits

*/ /*-->*/ In an era where our lives are often so deeply entwined with our social media presence, there is a tremendous amount of pressure to be available to anyone and everyone at all times. The... Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   03.3.17 12am   |   SHARE
Bring the sexiness of lingerie out for a wearable street look. (Image Credit: Benjamin Pete photographer for Ready to Stare)

#FatshionFriday: The Lingerie Look

A big trend for 2017 so far has been the lingerie look. It’s no surprise to us throwback lovers who like to flaunt what we’ve got - for us, it never went out of style! This is yet another “fashion no... Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   03.3.17 12am   |   SHARE
Laurel Dickman is one of Rav's newest writers, and we couldn't be more excited to have her work featured here!

#RavsWriters: Laurel Dickman - Playlist Expert, Plus-Size Fashion Enthusiast

Welcome to #RavsWriters, an opportunity for you to get to know some of the outstanding human beings who fervently type to make Ravishly the awesome place it is.  1. Name. Laurel Dickman
Laurel Dickman    |   03.1.17 12am   |   SHARE