Laurel Dickman

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.  Follow Laurel on Facebook.

Laurel Dickman 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!

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image credit: Joni Edelman

#SelfCareSunday: DIY Spa Day

Self-care can look like internal exploration, meditation, and other more emotional journeys, but sometimes it helps to have a little help from exte

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Image by Suma Jane Dark

Big, Fat Love: 5 Plus-Size Couples Show That Valentines Come In All Sizes

This Valentine’s Day, our valentines to you are these vignettes of fat love told by the women, femmes, and non-binary folks within these plus size couples.

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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.

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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 neighbors, and your country is a good thing

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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.

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@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 silent no longer.

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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.

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New Zealand-based blogger Meagan Kerr (@thisismeagankerr) shows off her silly side with her adorable donut floaty.

These Fatkini Fashionistas Serve Swim Inspo For Size 24+

Instead of spending time looking at smaller bodies that the world suggests you should be aspiring toward, why not surround yourself with images of fat people with bodies like yours — who are living their best lives and seriously having fun in their swimsuits?

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All photos courtesy of the #FatAndFree campaign.

An Interview With Saucyé West Of The #FatAndFree Campaign

There’s a new hashtag campaign for this Spring/Summer season, and it encourages its participants to do just what it says: simply live #FatAndFree.

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