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

Model Chelsea Algarin for Proud Mary Fashion. Photo by Jessica Hinkle.

12 Ways To Incorporate More Whimsy Into Your Plus-Size Wardrobe

With a vibrant palette, playful prints, and different fabrics and silhouettes to toy with, Spring is the perfect season for creative plus-size looks.

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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.

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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.

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Models are wearing Alice Alexander. Photos by Adam Barnard Photography.

10 Eco (And Plus-Size!) Friendly Designers To Make Earth Day Everyday

Earth Day may be more relevant than ever before. One way to make a change is to shop indie, eco-friendly designers with ethical labor practices.

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Jenny Zigrino Is The Plus-Size Comedian Of Our Dreams

"If you told me at 12 you could be plus-size and have a happy life, I would have thought you were insane. I want to change that mindset." - Jenny Zigrino

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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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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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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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Samantha Irby Wants More Real-Life Fat Girls On TV

With two hugely successful books and a television show on the horizon with real fat girls on TV, it seemed like the perfect time to interview Samantha Irby.

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Thamarr of Musings of A Curvy Lady (@musingsofacurvylady) || Image by Lily Larson Photography

11 Plus-Size Outfits Perfect For The Brunch Crew

Brunch has been boujee since your rich aunt was your age. Check out these 11 plus-size fashionistas as they show us how to do brunch.

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