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

This beautiful print can be found across the gendered clothing sections, creating a quiet subversion that no one expects or really notices.

These 12 Plus-Size Babes Rock Palm Print, Floral's Androgynous Sibling

Often gorgeous and luxe, floral prints have a tendency to find their way into most plus-size women and femme’s closets in one way or another. From traditionally “womanly” oversized peony prints in Japanese-inspired florals to the hard-femme aesthetic of the dark floral rose prints that have popped up all over this year, few florals read as being accessible to non-feminine genders — save for the application in a “Hawaiian” shirt or swim trunks here and there.

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Mother's Day Fatshion

Need a bit of inspiration? Check out these amazingly stylish moms and their little ones.

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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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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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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.

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Jazzy Byner by Rob Eves Photography

9 Plus-Size End Of Summer Cocktail Looks

Before you hit the racks, pull out faves from your summer closet and treat yourself to wearing things that bring you joy.

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Bring the sexiness of lingerie out for a wearable street look. (Image Credit: Benjamin Pete photographer for Ready to Stare)

#FatshionFriday: The Lingerie Look

A big trend for 2017 so far has been the lingerie look.

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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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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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There’s a million and one stretch denims just waiting for you to discover them.

Denim Looks For All Genders And Sizes

From elegantly tailored, crisp dark denim trousers and jumpsuits to the Americana vibe of a well-worn jean jacket or vest, denim is popping up everywhere and in every way.

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