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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Laurel Dickman's 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!
Laurel Dickman    |   01.19.18 12am   |   SHARE
Instagram Photo Credit: Autumn @auaulynn

New Year, Nude You: Celebrating Plus-Size Bodies In 2018

We’re inundated with diet talk. But what about those of us who are content, or want to be happy as who we are? Let's celebrate - New Year, Nude You!
Laurel Dickman    |   01.12.18 12am   |   SHARE
Let these fatshionistas for 2018 show you how to do it with these plus-size workwear looks!

Plus-Size Workwear To Fight The Patriarchy While Still Looking Profesh

Fatphobia is rampant in the workplace. But being plus-size just gives us an excuse to be extra stylish at work. Check out these plus-size workwear looks!
Laurel Dickman    |   01.5.18 12am   |   SHARE
This New Year, I propose that we let go of the things which are no longer serving us.

5 Things That I Will Leave Behind This New Year

Every New Year people tout the idea of “New Year, New YOU!” But what if the problem isn’t you? I propose we let go of the things that no longer serve us.
Laurel Dickman    |   01.2.18 12am   |   SHARE
image credit: Virgie Tovar via Instagram

2017: The Year In Our Favorite Plus-Size Trends

Looking back upon the incredible plus-size trends and fashionistas in 2017, we were able to hone into some of the more ubiquitous trends.
Laurel Dickman    |   12.22.17 12am   |   SHARE
Many curvy burlesque performers are making the art new and exciting.

16 Plus And Curvy Burlesque Dancers

Burlesque is one of the few remaining artforms where the public embraces curves, rather than fights against them. Here are 16 curvy burlesque dancers!
Laurel Dickman    |   12.15.17 12am   |   SHARE
These fat babes love their booties!

These Fat Babes Show Us Why They Love Their Booties

We asked plus-size people to share images of their booties and to tell us why they loved those photos. We received responses that were heart-felt!
Laurel Dickman    |   12.8.17 12am   |   SHARE
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.
Laurel Dickman    |   12.1.17 12am   |   SHARE
A gorgeous holiday makeup look (Instagram: @trendtye)

13 Makeup Looks For This Holiday Season

Feel like playing up what you’ve got or transforming into something totally different? Check out these makeup mavens for a bit of inspiration.
Laurel Dickman    |   11.22.17 11am   |   SHARE
Image via @laureldickmanwrites on Instagram

Fabulous Plus-Size Fashions For Every Holiday Vibe

It’s time to eat, drink, and share what we are most thankful for this Thanksgiving. Whether your dinners are cozy gatherings or formal affairs, the holidays are a great time to show off your... Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   11.19.17 1pm   |   SHARE