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

Activist and somatic therapist Rachel Otis (@somewhere_under_the_rainbow)

10 Plus-Size Babes Who Use Fashion To Make Social Change

Fashion is often described as fickle and soulless by critics. While they are not wrong, they aren’t right, either. Fashion can make social change.
Laurel Dickman    |   09.22.17 12am   |   SHARE
The fashion industry told me that I was not deserving of a childhood at a very young age.

How Access To Plus-Size Fashion Changed (And Saved) My Life

When we don't allow fat girls access to age-appropriate clothing, we're sending one terrible, chilling message: You're too big to deserve a childhood.
Laurel Dickman    |   09.18.17 12am   |   SHARE
10 Instagrammers show us minimal and androgynous looks for plus-size bodies. (Image: @marquimode)

10 Minimal And Androgynous Looks For Plus-Size Bodies

Minimalist and androgynous fashions are chic, easy to wear… and often really inaccessible to plus-size bodies. It’s not that the clothing is not there, fat bodies are just told that we can’t have it.
Laurel Dickman    |   09.15.17 12am   |   SHARE

Of Course Hot Irma Cop Is A Bigot. Of Course.

Yes, just like “not all men,” not all cops are racist or bigoted. But this guy’s Facebook posts would absolutely suggest otherwise
Laurel Dickman    |   09.15.17 10am   |   SHARE
@readytostare rocks this badass tee made by Feminine Funk

These 11 Plus-Size Babes Rock Their Politics With These Graphic Looks

These plus-size babes are wearing their pride across their chests for the world to see. From Black pride to fat love to feminist statements, these fat fashionistas have taken a stance and will remain... Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   09.8.17 12am   |   SHARE
Plus-size model @tessholliday

11 Plus-Size Instagrammers Take Up Space With These Amazing Prints

Speak volumes without even opening your mouth. Check out these 11 plus-size Instagrammers as they make a statement without saying a word.
Laurel Dickman    |   09.1.17 12am   |   SHARE
Instagram:  @jessbehappy

These Plus-Size Disney Bounders Will Light Up Your Day

Need a bit of levity in your day? Here are 15 Disney Bounders guaranteed to make you smile!
Laurel Dickman    |   08.25.17 12am   |   SHARE
In recent times, Jews can again find their culture and identities being buried.

We Need To Talk About The Left's Antisemitism

Jews are again faced with the stark reality that antisemitism is alive and well within the United States.
Laurel Dickman    |   08.22.17 12am   |   SHARE

5 Ways To Take Your Bathing Suit Off Of The Beach & Into The Streets This Fall

Why should your suit sit in your dresser or closet for half a year and miss out on all of the fun?
Laurel Dickman    |   08.18.17 12am   |   SHARE
Image credit: @ivanthefutureboy via Instagram

"Brawn" Models Are The Future Of Men's Plus-Size Fashion

As our options expand, so does the need for new faces. Much like the feminine side of the plus-size industry, we are often faced with the same handful of male plus-size models and public figures.... Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   08.11.17 12am   |   SHARE