I love my new “Love Your Peaches” dress! I love the store. I can’t always afford it, but I got this on sale. Yippee! She carries sizes 1x to 6x and can make slight alterations to the clothing to fit your needs! :) Here’s the link: http://www.loveyourpeaches.com/ . If you get the chance, feel free to support her small business. She does a wonderful job and I hope she keeps making clothes for us chubb-chubbs! :) UPDATED: Thought I should add a photo with a close-up of the fabric. It is pretty cute fabric I think! :)
Shootings, Shootings Everywhere!2012, Clackamas Town Center, Connecticut, controversial, Crime, crimes, Culture of Violence, Denial, Discrimination, gunman, Guns, insanity, Kristin Bell, Las Vegas, Lunatic, Male, Men, Mental Health, Mental Illness, OR, Oregon, Paranoid Schizophrenia, Portland, Psych Meds, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Psychiatry Denial, Psycho, Psychology, Psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, school, shooting, Shopping, Suicide, Support System, Surviving, USA, Violence
In the United States in the past week we have been shocked and devastated by public shootings. First in Oregon at Clackamas Town Center, then in Connecticut at an elementary school and then in Las Vegas at a hotel. Most people, myself included, are horrified at the violence. Naturally, we now all seem to be debating about how to prevent these senseless acts. Some people latch onto gun control, some people latch onto our violently oriented culture, and some people latch onto mental illness as an issue. I honestly don’t know that there are any answers or actions that society can make as a whole to prevent things like this happening in the future, but this bit of rant is not about answers exactly. What I want to talk about is what is NOT the answer.
What is NOT the answer is scapegoating any one group of people. From my perspective as a person living with mental illness, I am (of course) sensitive to people ranting about how the mentally ill should be locked up or about how all of the shooters must have been mentally ill. Honestly, we don’t know enough about the situations or people to comment. What I have to say time and time again is that statistics bear out the fact that mentally ill people are generally not violent and are, in fact, more likely to be the victims of violent crime than the perpetrators of violent crime. People with mental illness are often more of a threat to themselves than to anyone else. Even if all of the shooters turn out to be mentally ill, that does not mean that all people with mental illness are violent. We can note also that all of the shooters were male, but that doesn’t mean that all men are violent and that all men should be locked away from society or have their rights stripped.
It is distressing to me that so often the conversation will turn into attacks on mentally ill people aka “the crazies” and how to keep them away from “the rest of us.” There are literally millions (or more) people living with mental illness who never harm anyone. If someone is violent AND mentally ill, that does not mean they are violent BECAUSE they are mentally ill. They are violent, because they are violent. We should focus our energies on how to make the world a less violent one with people who are less violent, not perpetuate stereotypes and attack other humans who have done nothing wrong.
Build-A-Bear Bear LolaBears, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Collection, Cute, Fun, Goofy, Kristin Bell, Lola, Shopping, Stuffed Animals
Another part of my cute collection is this super cute Build-A-Bear Bear. I’ve named her Lola. If you are not familiar with Build-A-Bear, let me explain. You go into the store and
Damn Those Cute Starbucks Things!Bears, Blogging, Collection, Cool, Cute, Evil Empire, Fair Trade, Humor, Kristin Bell, Shame, Shopping, Spontaneous, Starbucks, Starbucks Bears, Stuffed Animals
Okay. It is time for me to admit that I just have no control over my senses, pocketbook or body when it comes to cute things. I am beholden to all things cute. If there was a field of landmines between me and something really really cute I would probably make a go for walking through the field of landmines to get the cute thing…well, especially if it was one of my cats!
Hello Kitty Happiness!Blogging, Collection, Cute, Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder, Fun, Hello Kitty, Humor, Kiki, Kristin Bell, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Problems, Psychiatry, Sanrio, Schizophrenia, Shopping, Sleep, Sleep Disorders, Stuffed Animals, Toy
Okay, well, I’m done feeling blue for now. I think I was probably sleeping too much. So now I’ve been awake for almost 24 hours and I’m feeling pretty good. PLUS I got a boat load of Hello Kitty items in the mail today that I had ordered from Sanrio.com when I was feeling a bit blue. I didn’t even care how much money I spent on Hello Kitty stuff, because I was having Hello Kitty withdrawls!
Another Fat People Shopping ResourceAcceptance, Blouse, Body, Body Image, Boys/Men, Clothes, Dress, Extended Plus Size, Fashion, Fat, Fat Acceptance, Figure, Gown, Grrls/Women, Kristin Bell, Pants, Plus Size, Shirt, Shopping, Supersize, Swim Suit, Weight, Weightloss, Weightloss Industry
I just found this page with a LOT of links to shopping sites for fat people (women and men). Some of these sites I have never even heard of. And there is
Wow! Woman Within Sale!Blogging, Body, Cheap, Clothes, Dress, Extended Plus Size, Fashion, Fat, Fat Acceptance, Figure, Grrls/Women, Kristin Bell, Low Prices, Pants, Plus Size, Shirt, Shopping, Supersize, Swim Suit, Trannie, Weight, Weightloss, Weightloss Industry
I don’t know if anyone out there will get this in time or if you will care, but Woman Within is having a HUGE sale this weekend! Actually now thru Tuesday. In the plus size world spending $7 for a sweater is
Calling All Geeks And Haiku FansContest, Cool, Dweeb, Fun, Geek, Goofy, Haiku, Humor, Kristin Bell, Lucky, Nerd, Shopping, thinkgeek.com
Okay, this is a GREAT opportunity for all of you geeks out there! I know you are out there, so why don’t you stand up and be counted?!? Be proud of your geekiness. I know I am. Yes, I am a total geek and quite possibly a nerd as well. Well, if you haven’t been
Fantastic Belts And Belt Buckles!Belt Buckles, Belts, Body, Boys/Men, Clothes, Extended Plus Size, Fashion, Fat, Fat Acceptance, Grrls/Women, Kristin Bell, Las Vegas, Leather, Measurements, Plus Size, Shopping, Supersize, Weight, Weightloss, Weightloss Industry
Well, I hadn’t intended my blog to be only about fat things. hehe. I’ll get back to other stuff later. I just wanted to let you know that I FINALLY found a belt! I haven’t exactly been actively searching for one, but I can never find them to fit me UNTIL NOW! They also sell belts for regular size people. I found this great place online
Fat Grrl Shopping: Sizes 12-44Acceptance, Body, Body Image, Clothes, Dress, Eating Disorders, Extended Plus Size, Fashion, Fat, Fat Acceptance, Fat Hatred, Figure, Grrls/Women, Kristin Bell, Pants, Plus Size, Shirt, Shopping, Supersize, Swim Suit, Weight, Weightloss, Weightloss Industry
Let’s face it, there aren’t a lot of places to shop for clothes if you wear anything over size 12 and even fewer places to shop if you wear over size 28! So, I just wanted to talk about a few of the places that I have found for clothing and what I do and don’t like about those places. I hope this helps anyone who is looking for something to wear. I will mostly be talking about places that carry up to size 34/38/44.