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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Rock 90s/00s Trends In Your Plus-Size Summer Wardrobe

The secret to making these looks work and not look like you’re trying to be Cool Mom is to not try too hard. You can rock your plus-size summer wardrobe!

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A gorgeous holiday makeup look (Instagram: @trendtye)

13 Makeup Looks For This Holiday Season

Feel like playing up what you’ve got or transforming into something totally different? Check out these makeup mavens for a bit of inspiration.

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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 control.

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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?

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 “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."

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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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There’s nothing demure about a glitter boot or these other statement booties.

Folks Of All Sizes Rock Glitter Statement Booties 

There’s nothing demure about a glitter boot or these other statement booties. If you need a little bit of bold style inspiration - we've got you covered!

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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. This week, we delve a bit deeper to find new faces and looks for your style inspo.

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Take Up Space: Wear Brights!

Bright colors may not be for everyone, but they are for every body.

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