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

Photo by Suma Jane Dark, edits by Laurel Dickman.

8 Plus-Size Trends You Need This Fall

Fall fashion is a gift. Every year, warm fabrics begin to hit the shelves and the boots come out. Check out the eight plus-size trends you need this fall.
Laurel Dickman    |   08.31.18 12am   |   SHARE
Saucye West

Fearless Fatshionistas Flaunt Their VBO

These fatshionistas rock their VBO (visible belly outline) with pride in a variety of awesome looks. Let’s celebrate our bodies!
Laurel Dickman    |   08.24.18 12am   |   SHARE
Natalie Hage by Rosey Beeme

Transition Your Plus-Size Wardrobe From Summer To Fall 

Layering adds intrigue to an outfit, but it’s also incredibly important when you’re trying to maximize your closet and transition your plus-size wardrobe.
Laurel Dickman    |   08.17.18 12am   |   SHARE
Jazzy Byner by Rob Eves Photography

9 Plus-Size End Of Summer Cocktail Looks

Before you hit the racks, pull out faves from your summer closet and treat yourself to wearing things that bring you joy.
Laurel Dickman    |   08.10.18 12am   |   SHARE
Alexandria Nichandros by Chloe Jackman Photography

9 Plus-Size Dancers Joyfully Jiggle & Shake It

These plus-size dancers joyfully jiggle and shake their bodies! Keep them in mind the next time you want to hit the dancefloor!
Laurel Dickman    |   08.3.18 12am   |   SHARE
Laurel Dickman by Margalit Carolinensis

9 Plus-Size Summer Boho Looks 

Summer and carefree, breezy boho style go hand in hand. Flowing fabrics and silhouettes allow breezes to cool down warm bodies.
Laurel Dickman    |   07.27.18 12am   |   SHARE
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