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I Hate Deadlines. Here’s Why I Test Knit Anyway.

I recently finished test knitting a sweater pattern, which might seem out of character for me if you know how much I hate having a deadline on my projects. But then I met the Water Bearer sweater. The Water Bearer sweater on Ravelry. But here's the ...

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10 Awesome Fat-Positive Etsy Finds

I love browsing Etsy for cool, unique products. You can get really interesting stuff -- decor, accessories, clothing, and just about anything else -- at almost any price point, all while supporting indie and minority artists. As an added bonus, there ...

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Our Obsession with Weight Ruins Everything

This seems like a dramatic headline but it's true -- this cultural obsession with weight is truly ruining everything. It started so simply. I went on Pinterest to look for recipes. I'd recently realized that I had been feeling kind of not-great, and a ...

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You’re Not “Bettering Yourself” by Exercising

Originally published on my yoga website, Liza Does Yoga. I hear this all the time — that it’s great to see people of all sizes exercising because they’re bettering themselves. And while yoga is so much more than a physical pursuit, it often gets l ...

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Fall Patterns for Fat Crafters Who Like Nice Things

Listen, it's tough out there for a fat crafter. A lot of designers don't seem to want our money. But fortunately, some of them do, and I've decided to highlight some cute fall patterns you can knit or crochet in actual plus sizes. I'm doing my best to ...

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Moving: An Incomplete List of Stressful Things

I'm just going to come out and say it: moving sucks. It's expensive, time-consuming, and emotional. There are so many big and little things that need to be done, so I've created a list. This is everything I can think of that I have had to do while ...

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You Don’t Owe Anyone Your Discomfort

If there's one thing that anti-fat discourse seems to all have in common, it's that fat people are expected to keep ourselves in a constant state of discomfort. Think about it. Fashion We're expected to wear things that fit specific ways, whet ...