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

You can love your family tremendously and still have some serious issues with food-shaming that go decades deep.

3 Ways To Stop Family Food-Shaming From Ruining Your Holidays

The holidays are meant to be wonderful times spent with friends and family, but they can also be terrible times. Let's stop the family food-shaming!
Laurel Dickman    |   11.15.17 12am   |   SHARE
@msbeyoudoyou photo by: Charis Solutions Photography

13 Warm Knits For Cuddle Weather

Fall fashion is all about three things: staying warm, layering on textures, and rich colors. The real holiday treat are the warm knits for day-to-day wear.
Laurel Dickman    |   11.10.17 12am   |   SHARE

Tess Holliday On Plus-Size Modelling & Raising Feminist Sons

We got to speak with Tess Holliday about parenting, feminism, body-positivity, & self-care. And about her book, The Not So Subtle Art of Being A Fat Girl
Laurel Dickman   |   11.6.17 11am   |   SHARE
 Photo by Kelsey Kimberlin

These Fat Babes Showcase Their Visible Belly Outlines

Being in any body comes with its own set of insecurities, hangups, and unique idiosyncrasies, but visible belly outlines are particularly fraught territory.
Laurel Dickman    |   11.3.17 12am   |   SHARE
Be inspired by these 15 plus-size Halloween heroes!

15 Plus-Size Halloween Heroes

Create a literal #BoPoWarrior costume and have a body-positive Halloween bash! Check out these plus-size Halloween heroes for a bit of inspiration.
Laurel Dickman    |   10.27.17 12am   |   SHARE
Plus-size Halloween villain costume inspo.

12 Plus-Size Villains For Your Halloween Costume Inspo

Halloween is near which means that every day is yet another reason to dress up. Here are plus-size villains for your Halloween costume inspo.
Laurel Dickman    |   10.20.17 12am   |   SHARE
Photo credit: Tracy Broxterman @brxtrmn on Instagram

13 Plus-Size Looks For Goth-Tober

What month could be better to celebrate gothic style than October? Fall begins the onset of the darkness of the year’s end. Here are 13 Goth-Tober looks!
Laurel Dickman    |   10.13.17 12am   |   SHARE
Latinx plus-size fashionistas!

14 Latinx Plus-Size Fashionistas You NEED To Follow

The US is in the middle of Latinx Heritage Month and we’re celebrating by focusing on Latinx plus-size fashionistas for this week’s fatshion roundup.
Laurel Dickman    |   10.6.17 12am   |   SHARE
Checkout these red hot plus-size looks!

11 Red Hot Plus-Size Looks For Fall

Red is an eye-catching color which can be a bit intimidating. For those brave enough to embrace a bold palette, here are 11 red hot plus-size looks!
Laurel Dickman    |   09.29.17 12am   |   SHARE

Samantha Irby Wants More Real-Life Fat Girls On TV

With two hugely successful books and a television show on the horizon with real fat girls on TV, it seemed like the perfect time to interview Samantha Irby.
Laurel Dickman   |   09.25.17 10am   |   SHARE