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

The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year may be named Ultra Violet (after the invisible light rays), but we can take it to mean EXTRA violet.

15 Plus-Size Fashionistas Show Us How To Rock Ultra Violet

With such an vibrant color and the intense feelings that come with it, ultra violet can be a little intimidating to style but these fashionistas rock it!

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Say what you will, but the unicorn fashion trend is mfing magical.

This Body Positive Lineup Is Proof Unicorns Exist

Say what you will, but the unicorn fashion trend is mfing magical. Pastels and brights create a bit of softness and whimsy in a world that feels anything but, allowing those who love to style to create beautifully feminine escapism through fashion.

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Photo: Natalie Johnson via ShamelessCreature.com

7 Plus-Size Asian Bloggers Talk About Representation

Plus-size Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, particularly women, rarely see themselves in media. Let's highlight plus-size Asian bloggers!

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Must-see indie plus-size brands!

10 Incredible Indie Plus-Size Brands To Support

Ditch the fast fashion polyester cold-shoulder top and invest in classic, well-made Indie plus-size pieces with true staying power.

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Image via Instagram/ chubbydustbunny

#FatshionFriday: 16 Fatshionistas Show Us How All Bodies Can Wear Stripes

Stripes. Love them or hate them, they make a statement. Found at the top of every fatphobic fashionista’s list, stripes almost always make it onto the list of “Don’ts” in plus size fashion. But why?

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What can we do to care for our skin of all colors?

Skincare Is Self-Care! Protect Yourself From The Summer Sun With These Tips

When you are dealing with soaring temperatures and direct sunlight, your direct needs become very obvious and immediate: stay hydrated, protect your skin, and keep your internal temperature under control.

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Kit, by David Adams of One Brilliant Day

#SelfCareSunday: 5 Ways To Be Your Own Valentine (Including Vibrators)

Today is the day, Valentine. No one can love you like you and even more certain, no one knows what you like more than you.

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Image by Suma Jane Dark

Big, Fat Love: 5 Plus-Size Couples Show That Valentines Come In All Sizes

This Valentine’s Day, our valentines to you are these vignettes of fat love told by the women, femmes, and non-binary folks within these plus size couples.

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Instagram/ @inmyjoy

Co-Ords: Two Piece Looks For All Body Shapes

Check out these fashionistas from size 0-28 who show us how to love our bodies and this body-diverse trend.

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Image by Nitish Meena (Seattle) via Unsplash

Protest Is Patriotic! An Independence Day Celebration Of Good-Ol' American Resistance

Regardless of what the word around us may want you to believe, protest and resistance are two of the most patriotic things that a person can do. To desire better for yourself, your loved ones, your neighbors, and your country is a good thing

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