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Cami Applequist’s Brilliant Post About the Ghettoization of Plus Size/Women’s Clothes

I love my friend Cami Applequist for many reasons. She was a fabulous roommate, she officiated our wedding, she’s hilarious, bright, kind, and a great person. Cami has been writing a lot of essays lately, and she posted an insightful, funny, and sad blog post about her experience as a plus-size woman looking for some […]

Our Bodies

I’ve been rereading Gloria Steinem’s Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, and it’s making me think. I read it once as an undergraduate, and it radicalized my little 18-year-old self. It empowered me. The first edition of the book came out in 1983, right after the heyday of the second-wave feminist movement, and when I was […]