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

Infinity Bangle by Spring Grass Jewelry

Ethically Sourced Gifts Mom Will Love

We’ve made it incredibly easy for you to make ethical, informed purchases with this wonderful Mother’s Day gift guide.

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Patrick Starr's Surprise Makeovers (Image via YouTube)

#SelfCareSunday: Changing Your Body To Reflect Internal Changes

How do you externally reflect the internal changes, the profound metamorphosis that has occurred? Sometimes these self-discoveries and life changes are so monumental that it elicits a physical change, as well.

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The luminous Sauycé West. (image: Shawn Davis Photography via Instagram/ saucyewest)

Fatshion Friday: 14 Babes That Are Radiant In Yellow 

Yellow is a BIG color this year, but guess what — we don't see much of it in plus-sized fashion. Surprised? Unfortunately, neither are we. If you’re dying for a little bit of inspiration and a few options, look no further!

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Photos by Brittni Hebert | Model: Arika Shaffett (@weird.and.wonderful)

12 Plus-Size Looks That Make Waves This Pisces Season

As we move into Pisces season, hold on to your feels! Beautiful watery colors and flowing fabrics move like rivers. Clouds of seafoam and bits of lavender!

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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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Tess Holliday On Plus-Size Modelling & Raising Feminist Sons

We got to speak with Tess Holliday about parenting, feminism, body-positivity, & self-care. And about her book, The Not So Subtle Art of Being A Fat Girl

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Malia Anderson of Style By Malia. Photo by Yvette Brackett Photography.

Celebrity Plus-Size Stylists Revamp Your Summer Workwear

I turned to plus-size stylists to the stars to answer a frequent question I'm asked by other plus-size folks — “What do I wear to work during the summer?”

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The fashion industry told me that I was not deserving of a childhood at a very young age.

How Access To Plus-Size Fashion Changed (And Saved) My Life

When we don't allow fat girls access to age-appropriate clothing, we're sending one terrible, chilling message: You're too big to deserve a childhood.

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THIS COULD BE YOU: clear skin, easy smile, GOOP-recommended ergonomic office chair that you forgo in favor of meditating on top of your tiny, clean desk. Probably an apple cider vinegar shot waiting for you in the kitchen.

How To Adult Without Being Slowly Suffocated By Your Responsibilities: A Handy Guide

Learning to break down huge obstacles is an act of self-care that is sometimes easier said than done. Occasionally, you have to call in the help of others to help you step back and see the big picture, break it down, and allocate time and ideas to each task or activity.

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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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