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. 

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Photo courtesy of Annette Richmond

8 Style Tips For Plus-Size Travelers

For plus-size travelers, packing can be a colossal headache. The larger the plus-size body, the more fabric each garment takes. Here are some helpful tips!
Laurel Dickman    |   06.22.18 12am   |   SHARE
Ashlee Marie Preston by Kyle Sarhage

  8 Must-Follow Plus-Size Queer Activists

We honor these eight plus-size queer activist Instagrammers who are changing the world around them. They also have incredible fashion sense!
Laurel Dickman    |   06.15.18 12am   |   SHARE
Brianna McDonnell by Photographer Logan Allison. Makeup by Michele Miguel.

9 Plus-Size Summer Bodies Say Surf's Up

It’s that time again. Everyone’s fretting about having a beach body. Plus-size summer bodies are beach bodies! All bodies should be celebrated this summer!
Laurel Dickman    |   06.8.18 12am   |   SHARE
Barbara German by photographer Joella Duncan

7 Picnic-Ready Outfits For The Perfect Outdoor Date 

These seven plus-size fashionistas rock the perfect picnic-ready outfits for a bit of inspiration for your next date. The possibilities are limitless!
Laurel Dickman    |   06.1.18 12am   |   SHARE
Lisa Schoenberger of Mustang Sally Two. Photo by Rebecca Northcott Photography.

8 Plus-Size Fashionistas Rock Shorts

Check out these eight plus-size fashionistas as they not only wear shorts but absolutely kill the fashion game. From old school gym shorts to cutoffs.
Laurel Dickman    |   05.24.18 12am   |   SHARE
Amber of Style Plus Curves wears a jumpsuit by ASOS. Photo by Lydia Hudgens.

These 7 Plus-Size Looks Are Pure Sunshine

A bit of color can liven the mood and change your day. Paired with trendy silhouettes, you’re sure to turn heads. Check out these amazing looks!
Laurel Dickman    |   05.18.18 12am   |   SHARE
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!
Laurel Dickman    |   05.11.18 12am   |   SHARE
Brianne Huntsman wears JIBRI. Photo by Lydia Hudgens.

7 Boss Babes That You Need In Your Life

While the old saying “Dress for the job you wish to have” exists, what about “Dress as the boss babe you wish to be?” Boss Babes are taking over the world!
Laurel Dickman    |   05.4.18 12am   |   SHARE
Miranda Schultz of The Plus Life Blog by Kevin Schultz of Schultz Images

6 Plus-Size Looks For Wedding Guests

Love them or hate them, we are now in wedding season. For many of us, it means we need to find the perfect wedding guest look.
Laurel Dickman    |   04.27.18 12am   |   SHARE
Mya Price of More Than Your Average (Photo by Sarah Caton)

9 Plus-Size Babes Thrift Their Way To Sustainability

Plus-size babes, it’s time to get yourself to a thrift store! While it may not seem groundbreaking, reviving throwback trends can be soothing to the soul.
Laurel Dickman    |   04.20.18 12am   |   SHARE