hiya! i'm amanda!

 
Plus size style and fat positive blogger. Born in Kansas City. Matured in Edinburgh Scotland. Feminist killjoy, Instagram fanatic, and avid user of the sparkle emoji. Expect outfit posts, fat activism,
and intersectional feminism.

August 14, 2019

Edinburgh based plus size style and fat positive blogger AmandaApparel shares her thoughts about the Kurbo: the WW (Weight Watchers, Wellness that Works) weight loss app for kids. 

CW: diets, weight loss, eating disorder mention

I was only 7 or 8 the first time I tried dieting. When you grow up fat in America, you get treated a certain way. Pressure to slim down comes from every facet of your adolescent life: family, friends, sc...

November 22, 2018

Edinburgh based plus size style and fat positive blogger AmandaApparel shares tips for being a better ally to your fat family members this Thanksgiving. 

Today is Thanksgiving in America. While I’m not into celebrating a racist, colonialist holiday, many people still enjoy gathering with family, eating a home cooked meal, and celebrating things they are thankful for. If you’re not a fat person, it’s likely that you’ve got fat r...

November 8, 2018

Edinburgh based plus size style and fat positive blogger AmandaApparel discusses Amy Schumer’s clothing line, Ashley Graham’s podcast, and the importance of inclusivity. Banner photo via Pretty Big Deal

In an Instagram post last July, Amy Schumer hinted that she is working on a clothing line with stylist Leesa Evans. According to InStyle, Schumer stated “Leesa Evans and I have created a clothing line for all sizes and shapes...

November 7, 2018

Edinburgh based plus size style and fat positive blogger AmandaApparel discusses brand image, online shopping, and the unexpected ways fat tax impacts plus size consumers.

Earlier this week, River Island confirmed to Cosmopolitan that it was the latest store to pull its plus size collection from the high street to online only. Various sites such as The Pool published stories on the subject, but as a plus size consumer I feel th...

April 7, 2018

Edinburgh based plus size style and fat positive blogger AmandaApparel responds to The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil's recent article for Glamour magazine. Banner photo via Digital Spy.

Dear Jameela, 

I read your recent article for Glamour, as well as its previously self-published version on your blog. While I think your intent, articles, and I Weigh campaign all come from a Good Place, I fear that you missed the mark in a fe...

February 21, 2018

Edinburgh based plus size style and fat positive blogger AmandaApparel critically discusses the trailer for Amy Schumer’s new comedy “I Feel Pretty.” 

Amy Schumer has just released a trailer for her latest comedy “I Feel Pretty," and to be frank, it’s a hot mess that is giving me a LOT of feelings. The basic premise is this: 

“Renee Bennett knows what it's like to be average in a world of the genetically blessed. After falling o...

September 20, 2017

Edinburgh based plus size style and fat positive blogger AmandaApparel examines some causes and effects of fat shaming and explains why fat positivity is the answer.

CW: This post discusses fat shaming, weight loss, abuse, and eating disorders. 

In her book Hunger, Roxane Gay (2017, p. 172) writes, “Fat shaming is real, constant, and rather pointed. There are a shocking number of people who believe they can simply torment fat pe...

August 23, 2017

Edinburgh based plus size style and fat positive blogger AmandaApparel provides a brief history of the Health At Every Size movement, addresses some criticisms, and outlines the main focuses of HAES.

TW/CN - This post discusses weight loss, and food/eating. 

This post is intended to be an introductory course to Health At Every Size (HAES). It is by no means an exhaustive history of the paradigm. It’s simply a starting point for...

August 18, 2017

Edinburgh based plus size style and fat positive blogger AmandaApparel discusses a dangerous stereotype perpetuated by fat white women and highlights the injustice this creates for fat black women. 

If you (like me) are a fat white woman, then we need to have a serious, grownup conversation. We are doing a MASSIVE disservice to fat black women by perpetuating the “black men love me” stereotype. I did some digging to try and fin...

August 11, 2017

Edinburgh based plus size style and fat positive blogger AmandaApparel discusses her experience being fat shamed while eating in public, and shares stories from others with similar experiences. 

It’s recently been increasingly obvious that my thinner friends and peers have NO idea how much harassment fat people receive on a regular basis. Several are even under the assumption that fat shaming only happens online. I’ve personall...

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