BIO

Laurel Dickman is an intersectional feminist writer living in the East Bay. Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida she spent her childhood split between North Carolina and Florida, eventually running away at 21 to be a boho princess in Neverland, also known as Portland, Oregon.

Laurel writes about fat bodies, plus-size fashion, self-care, music, and beauty. Aside from writing, Laurel also occasionally models, works as a personal stylist, and styles body-positive photo shoots alongside creative partner Suma Jane Dark. She lives with her Maine Coon by the name of Dorian Gray and her fiancee David on the side of what feels like Mount Olympus and has found herself currently obsessed with tea, waffle cookies, her loudly ticking biological clock and planning a wedding on a shoestring budget. 

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Laurel Dickman's Articles

Jade Herbert by Suma Jane Dark Photography

10 Plus-Size Teen Fashionistas 

To celebrate awesome plus-size teen Instagrams, we're highlighting ten plus-size teen fashionistas who are changing the way we look at Junior Plus.
Laurel Dickman    |   07.20.18 12am   |   SHARE
Malia Anderson of Style By Malia. Photo by Yvette Brackett Photography.

Celebrity Plus-Size Stylists Revamp Your Summer Workwear

I turned to plus-size stylists to the stars to answer a frequent question I'm asked by other plus-size folks — “What do I wear to work during the summer?”
Laurel Dickman    |   07.13.18 12am   |   SHARE
Jessica Hinkle by Marcy Guevera-Prete

Rock 90s/00s Trends In Your Plus-Size Summer Wardrobe

The secret to making these looks work and not look like you’re trying to be Cool Mom is to not try too hard. You can rock your plus-size summer wardrobe!
Laurel Dickman    |   07.6.18 12am   |   SHARE
Francie Maupin (@missdivakurves) by Jeffrey K Photography (@jeffreyk_)

9 One-Piece Plus-Size Swimsuits For Your Summer Wardrobe

You don’t have to wear a two-piece if it’s not your thing, nor do you have to cover up your body to appease anyone else’s beauty standards.
Laurel Dickman    |   06.29.18 12am   |   SHARE
Photo courtesy of Annette Richmond

8 Style Tips For Plus-Size Travelers

For plus-size travelers, packing can be a colossal headache. The larger the plus-size body, the more fabric each garment takes. Here are some helpful tips!
Laurel Dickman    |   06.22.18 12am   |   SHARE
Ashlee Marie Preston by Kyle Sarhage

  8 Must-Follow Plus-Size Queer Activists

We honor these eight plus-size queer activist Instagrammers who are changing the world around them. They also have incredible fashion sense!
Laurel Dickman    |   06.15.18 12am   |   SHARE
Brianna McDonnell by Photographer Logan Allison. Makeup by Michele Miguel.

9 Plus-Size Summer Bodies Say Surf's Up

It’s that time again. Everyone’s fretting about having a beach body. Plus-size summer bodies are beach bodies! All bodies should be celebrated this summer!
Laurel Dickman    |   06.8.18 12am   |   SHARE
Barbara German by photographer Joella Duncan

7 Picnic-Ready Outfits For The Perfect Outdoor Date 

These seven plus-size fashionistas rock the perfect picnic-ready outfits for a bit of inspiration for your next date. The possibilities are limitless!
Laurel Dickman    |   06.1.18 12am   |   SHARE
Lisa Schoenberger of Mustang Sally Two. Photo by Rebecca Northcott Photography.

8 Plus-Size Fashionistas Rock Shorts

Check out these eight plus-size fashionistas as they not only wear shorts but absolutely kill the fashion game. From old school gym shorts to cutoffs.
Laurel Dickman    |   05.24.18 12am   |   SHARE
Amber of Style Plus Curves wears a jumpsuit by ASOS. Photo by Lydia Hudgens.

These 7 Plus-Size Looks Are Pure Sunshine

A bit of color can liven the mood and change your day. Paired with trendy silhouettes, you’re sure to turn heads. Check out these amazing looks!
Laurel Dickman    |   05.18.18 12am   |   SHARE