Yesterday fat girls and drag queens from all over Southern California (and me) gathered in the fashion district for Domino Dollhouse's pop-up shop! There was much sweat, cupcakes and semi-nudity as we tried on printed dresses, studded chambray mini-vests, and sheer skirts! I went home with a knee-length sheer mint skirt with built-in slip, a black high-low skirt, and a yellow plaid dress with a black peter pan collar and black buttons. Oh, and a beaded mini-fez from Sweet Leigh (www.sweetly.etsy.com).
Virgie Tovar, MA is one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is the founder of Babecamp (a 4 week online course focused on helping people break up with diet culture) and the editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, 2012). She writes about the intersections of size, identity, sexuality and politics. See more updates on Facebook.