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

#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 abilities, being able to take care of their own needs without the help of anyone else, and the ability to entertain and be generally self-sufficient.

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Laurel Dickman by Margalit Carolinensis

9 Plus-Size Summer Boho Looks 

Summer and carefree, breezy boho style go hand in hand. Flowing fabrics and silhouettes allow breezes to cool down warm bodies.

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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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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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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 and their art to be seen and heard. Why not continue to celebrate that with these awesome body positive tracks?

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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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This New Year, I propose that we let go of the things which are no longer serving us.

5 Things That I Will Leave Behind This New Year

Every New Year people tout the idea of “New Year, New YOU!” But what if the problem isn’t you? I propose we let go of the things that no longer serve us.

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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?

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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 create beautifully feminine escapism through fashion.

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These fat babes love their booties!

These Fat Babes Show Us Why They Love Their Booties

We asked plus-size people to share images of their booties and to tell us why they loved those photos. We received responses that were heart-felt!

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