Posts Tagged ‘Body Image’

Good Girl

I guess lingerie makes me a bona fide Shame Club member.  But frankly if anyone should be ashamed it's those doofy-looking shirtless smoking dudes.

So, it’s been a fun couple of weeks, right? A lady on the internet told us all about how she sits down with her teenage sons to teach them how to judge their female peers’ Facebook pictures, and she implied that said teenage hussies were directly responsible for her sons’ moral weaknesses. I read several blog […] Read more…

Us Beautiful People

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The fabulous Bras and Body Image shared this lovely post on Facebook this week: Obviously I love this.  I kind of squealed in delight. I am also being 100% serious when I say that this simple, cheerful, polite, utterly badass response to common, run-of-the-mill trolling kind of rocked my world. Last week I was having some […] Read more…

The Perils of Ice Cream Socials

[Possible Trigger Warning-- I'll be discussing relationships with food, very cursorily and probably superficially.] It was Staff Appreciation Week at my office last week, and I can’t lie: I generally feel super-appreciated each year.  Last year they hosted a cupcake-decorating class (still the best frosting job I’ve ever managed); this year they kicked things off with […] Read more…

What Do I Call These Things?

I tend to say “boobs” a lot. I mean, not ALL THE TIME, jeez. I’m not parading around the office blathering on about boobs and underwires and bra manufacturers, or anything. But when the topic does come up, my word of choice, especially with my peers, is boobs. “Breasts” can feel clinical or medical, even […] Read more…

Sweet Talking: Phoenix

"Tanzania Stripe" bra by Bravissimo, a new demi/half-cup (ish) style available in sizes 28-38 DD-HH.

Today’s Awesome Lady is Phoenix, who’s quite literally been a loyal reader since Day 1.  We went to the same high school, appeared together in a production of a Stephen Sondheim musical that I, at least, had no business being in, sang in the school choir together, and generally made it out alive.  Phoenix works […] Read more…

Congratulations, We All Win

Busty Girl Comics illustrates the competitive mindset for us.  How lovely are both of these women?  Very.

Bra sizes are not a competition. I cringe when I see how quickly a comment thread on a “celebrity bra size” article or a bust-related post on Facebook can devolve into an “I have it worse than you” contest. An article will appear suggesting, say, some curve-friendly button-down shirts. Commenters will immediately chime in that they […] Read more…

Rant for a Monday

So the always-on-the-alert Georgina at Fuller Figure Fuller Bust recently brought a ground-breaking piece of investigative journalism to my attention (sarcasm alert).  Read it.  It’ll take you like 30 seconds, and probably only kill 5 brain cells. You’re back? Hoooooooooookay.  Y’all.  I’m trying to be calm and measured in my response to this.  But can […] Read more…

Compliments, Again

I keep thinking about compliments and our reactions to them. I’ve been having a hard time accepting compliments recently (well, actually, ever) without some twinge of discomfort, whether I’m aware of the discomfort or not. For a while I thought compliments themselves made me feel bad about myself (which makes sooo much sense), but then […] Read more…

On Shapewear

"Amy" Cincher. Classic colors and style, complete with six suspenders.

I’m deeply ambivalent about shapewear.  For years I thought it was the worst thing that had happened to the 21st century woman.  I felt like there was a campaign to convince us that we all “needed” to be wearing Spanx, all the time, no matter what.  I’d hear women in fitting rooms moaning about various […] Read more…

Who is Allowed to Like Lingerie?

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The lovely Lingerie Addict recently linked to a bunch of lingerie-in-the-news posts the other day, and I clicked on this one, because I thought it would be fun to see what brands women with more, um, generous budgets than mine turned to. Would they splash out on the fine and fancy, or would they be […] Read more…

Virtual Bra Fitting: Butterfly Collection

Be sure the check out the "Life in Big Boobs" page on the Butterfly Collection website for more body-positive pick-me-ups.

Claire Dumican, the owner of Butterfly Collection, an online lingerie shop based in Canada, and creator of the amazing cup size comparison chart I highlighted a while ago, recently posted a really beautiful article on her blog about the shop’s Skype bra-fitting services. I have to admit, when I first heard about the service, I […] Read more…

Sweet Talking: Seraphine

Awesome Lady.

How much am I loving myself for this post title?  A WHOLE LOT. This is the first in what I hope will be many Interviews with Awesome Ladies.  Let’s kick things off with the lovely Seraphine Naeymi.  Seraphine is my pole dancing instructor at S Factor NY.  I started classes at S Factor almost exactly a […] Read more…

Reeling and Healing

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So a few weeks ago my brain made a crazy thought that was so loud, so angry, and so vicious that it made me cry: “What if [That Guy You Like] saw you doing this pole dancing shit? He’d be disgusted and repulsed, because you’re unattractive, and deep down you’re gross and unworthy of love.” Brain, you […] Read more…

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