Welcome to week two of 2011. I hope the new year is treating you well and the future is looking brighter than 2010.
After having visitors for the holidays we are looking forward to getting back into our routines and maybe developing some new ones.
While we were all enjoying the holidays I officially celebrated seven years with BellaOnline. I honestly don't know where the time went. BellaOnline is still one my favorite places to be online. I've had the honor of learning from some of the best women I've never met!
I have two articles at the Large and Lovely, BellaOnline website for you this week, one is part two of the interview with fat activist, author, and weight diversity speaker, Marilyn Wann. And one is sort of a rant/observation/call of what I hope to see in the modeling / fashion magazine industry.
And it is a new year and a new month for a giveaway at my plus size shopping blog. This month it is Caitlin Boyle's book Operation Beautiful which I will be reviewing shortly for Large and Lovely (as well as a new yoga book and DVD).
Have a great weekend!
The Face and Body of Modeling - The modeling industry is one of the strongest and most profitable fashion industries in the world. Millions of dollars go into backing the perfect faces and the perfect bodies. Somewhere along the line we let someone else tell us what the perfect woman should look like. We let them do this over and... Read article
Marilyn Wann on Weight Diversity - Marilyn Wann is a fat activist, author (Fat!So?), and weight diversity speaker who resides in San Francisco. Recently I was able to ask her about the importance of weight diversity and the evolution of fat acceptance in our society... Read article.
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