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

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Fatshion Friday: Athleisure For Big Bodies

Check out these amazing athleisure looks and tag us in your own with the #FatshionFriday hashtag. We can’t wait to see!
Laurel Dickman    |   04.21.17 12am   |   SHARE
Wear what you want, sit how you want, BE how you want. You deserve it.

#SelfCareSunday: Taking Space As A Form Of Resistance

Take up your space. Breathe and allow yourself to fill the spot you are sitting in rather than tensing your muscles and trying to hold your body tight.
Laurel Dickman    |   04.21.17 11am   |   SHARE
 “It helps me in ways that have enabled me to grow as a parent, in all honesty. Cannabis guides me to this calm, present state of mind."

Can Pot Make You A Better Parent? A Discussion With Parents Who Use Cannabis

“It helps me in ways that have enabled me to grow as a parent, in all honesty. Cannabis guides me to this calm, present state of mind."
Laurel Dickman    |   04.19.17 1pm   |   SHARE
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#FatshionFriday: Easter Cuties

Check out our latest Fatshion Friday Roundup for seasonal inspiration, no matter what you celebrate!
Laurel Dickman    |   04.14.17 12am   |   SHARE
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#SelfCareSunday: Naming Your Narcissistic Abuser

When you can’t trust your perception of reality and the things that you are experiencing, who or what can you trust?
Laurel Dickman    |   04.13.17 9am   |   SHARE
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#FatshionFriday: The Off-The-Shoulder Look

There are tons of retro looks that resurface over the years, but one of my favorite silhouettes of all time is the off-the-shoulder look.
Laurel Dickman    |   04.7.17 12am   |   SHARE

Self-Care Sunday: Using Cannabis To Treat Aches & Pains

I haven’t always been as big a proponent of marijuana as I am these days. I used to dismiss it as “hippie shit” that made me fall asleep, choosing a much more destructive altered state through... Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   04.7.17 12am   |   SHARE

#SelfCareSunday: Solace In Solo Trips

One of the most liberating things a woman or femme can do is reclaim their independence by taking a solo trip. It may not sound like much, but it reinforces one’s confidence in their navigational... Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   03.31.17 12am   |   SHARE
Image via Instagram/ chubbydustbunny

#FatshionFriday: 16 Fatshionistas Show Us How All Bodies Can Wear Stripes

Stripes. Love them or hate them, they make a statement. Found at the top of every fatphobic fashionista’s list, stripes almost always make it onto the list of “Don’ts” in plus size fashion. But why?
Laurel Dickman    |   03.31.17 12am   |   SHARE
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