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

These 17 Plus-Size Mermaids Are Magical Summer Inspiration

Despite the fact that our bodies actually make us better conditioned for the water than many, fatphobes try to tell us that we’re not supposed to be part of the picture. To hell with it.
Laurel Dickman    |   07.21.17 12am   |   SHARE

DIY Denim Cutoffs For Plus-Size Bodies

Shorts: a summer necessity, but simultaneously “forbidden” for plus-size bodies. We’re told that we have to actually physically suffer and do harm to our bodies from heat exhaustion because fatphobes... Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   07.14.17 1pm   |   SHARE

Natalie Hage's Step-By-Step Guide To Shutting Down Fat-Shamers

By merely standing up for herself and showing the world what that can look like, Hage became an everyday hero.
Laurel Dickman   |   07.12.17 12am   |   SHARE
The seasons do not pause for our aesthetics. It’s time to switch to summer goth mode. (Image Credit: Instagram/fattyboomtatty)

14 Plus-Size Summer Goths Show Us How It's Done

Need a bit of inspiration for Summer Goth looks? Check out these 14 Plus-Size Summer Goths who are here to show you how it’s done.
Laurel Dickman    |   07.7.17 12am   |   SHARE

Jessica Kane Of Society+ Shares The Heart And Soul Behind Her Brand

We love Kane because she takes the position of kindness and generosity above all else, creating safe spaces online for plus sizes, especially those above a US size 24. She backs that up by creating... Read...
Laurel Dickman   |   07.5.17 12am   |   SHARE
Image by Nitish Meena (Seattle) via Unsplash

Protest Is Patriotic! An Independence Day Celebration Of Good-Ol' American Resistance

Regardless of what the word around us may want you to believe, protest and resistance are two of the most patriotic things that a person can do. To desire better for yourself, your loved ones, your... Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   06.30.17 12am   |   SHARE
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15 Plus-Size Crop Top Fashionistas Answer One Burning Question

These plus-size crop top babes refuse to be held back by fatphobic remarks.
Laurel Dickman    |   06.23.17 12am   |   SHARE
What can we do to care for our skin of all colors?

Skincare Is Self-Care! Protect Yourself From The Summer Sun With These Tips

When you are dealing with soaring temperatures and direct sunlight, your direct needs become very obvious and immediate: stay hydrated, protect your skin, and keep your internal temperature under... Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   06.23.17 12am   |   SHARE

12 Body Positive Tracks To Boost Your Confidence For Summer

With incredible women, femmes, and other folks having more access to creating music, we’re literally at the height of woman-, femme-, and body-positive music so far. The internet allows these babes... Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   06.16.17 12am   |   SHARE
Say what you will, but the unicorn fashion trend is mfing magical.

This Body Positive Lineup Is Proof Unicorns Exist

Say what you will, but the unicorn fashion trend is mfing magical. Pastels and brights create a bit of softness and whimsy in a world that feels anything but, allowing those who love to style to... Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   06.16.17 3pm   |   SHARE