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What if I Lose Weight By Accident?

This is something I’ve thought about a lot. As someone who has some medical conditions that lead to weight gain, I’ve often wondered, if in the process of treating these issues, my weight changes, specifically if I lose weight, what will that mean? Does t ...

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How Can Thin People Be Good Fat Allies?

It's a question you see a lot: How can someone who is thin be a good ally to fat people? There are a few basic things you can do, some easier than others. Start With Yourself Stop engaging in diet talk, body hatred, food moralizing, and so on. Stop tel ...

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Can a Fat Girl Get Some Cute Patterns Please?

I shouldn't be surprised that off-the-rack clothes and crafting patterns have a lot of the same problems. Being fat (if you take issue with that word, please see where I already addressed that), I am quite often excluded from clothing choices. Most of my ...

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What is “Millennial Pink,” and Why Do I Care?

Apparently my generation has its own shade of pink. I didn't know this until recently, when I read about it in The Cut. They say it "refuses to go away," but that was the first time I'd heard about it. Millennial Pink is a shade somewhere between past ...

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When it Rains, it Pours, and Other Such Clichés

I swear, there is so much truth to the old cliche, "when it rains, it pours." Sometimes it feels like you're in a rut for a long time, and then when you make one change, others follow. For months I was toiling away pretty happily, doing my blogging work ...

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Blogging My Dissertation

I've been really trying to buckle down on my dissertation. It's been way too long and I've gotten very little done, so I think I need some accountability. So I'm going to post regular updates on this blog about my progress, aiming for weekly. I need so ...

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Rock a Minimalist Style at Any Size

Lately I've been really into sleek, minimalist style. The clean lines, sophisticated colors, and simple-yet-elegant cuts really speak to me, and I love how it looks effortless but still fashionable. The problem is, those looks are not often sold to plus s ...

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How to Work from Home (Without Losing Your Mind)

I'm a professional blogger. It's weird to write that out, honestly. It doesn't sound like it should be a real thing. But it's true. I'm not talking about this blog, which is new and small and not something I get paid to do, but about my day job. I blog fo ...