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

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
Photo: Natalie Johnson via ShamelessCreature.com

7 Plus-Size Asian Bloggers Talk About Representation

Plus-size Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, particularly women, rarely see themselves in media. Let's highlight plus-size Asian bloggers!
Laurel Dickman    |   05.11.18 12am   |   SHARE
Brianne Huntsman wears JIBRI. Photo by Lydia Hudgens.

7 Boss Babes That You Need In Your Life

While the old saying “Dress for the job you wish to have” exists, what about “Dress as the boss babe you wish to be?” Boss Babes are taking over the world!
Laurel Dickman    |   05.4.18 12am   |   SHARE
Miranda Schultz of The Plus Life Blog by Kevin Schultz of Schultz Images

6 Plus-Size Looks For Wedding Guests

Love them or hate them, we are now in wedding season. For many of us, it means we need to find the perfect wedding guest look.
Laurel Dickman    |   04.27.18 12am   |   SHARE
Mya Price of More Than Your Average (Photo by Sarah Caton)

9 Plus-Size Babes Thrift Their Way To Sustainability

Plus-size babes, it’s time to get yourself to a thrift store! While it may not seem groundbreaking, reviving throwback trends can be soothing to the soul.
Laurel Dickman    |   04.20.18 12am   |   SHARE
Style Ethic's Kat Eves wears vintage Asos from Alex Michael May's closet at The Plus Bus. Photo by Rob Eves Photos.

Why Sustainable Plus-Size Clothing Is So Hard To Find

We have to examine the environmental impact of one of the world’s biggest industries, and support sustainable plus-size clothing companies.
Laurel Dickman    |   04.18.18 12am   |   SHARE
Models are wearing Alice Alexander. Photos by Adam Barnard Photography.

10 Eco (And Plus-Size!) Friendly Designers To Make Earth Day Everyday

Earth Day may be more relevant than ever before. One way to make a change is to shop indie, eco-friendly designers with ethical labor practices.
Laurel Dickman    |   04.13.18 12am   |   SHARE
Model Chelsea Algarin for Proud Mary Fashion. Photo by Jessica Hinkle.

12 Ways To Incorporate More Whimsy Into Your Plus-Size Wardrobe

With a vibrant palette, playful prints, and different fabrics and silhouettes to toy with, Spring is the perfect season for creative plus-size looks.
Laurel Dickman    |   04.6.18 12am   |   SHARE
Photo by Rushina Morrison on Unsplash

13 Plus-Size Looks For Festival Season

Check out these great plus size looks for festival season, even if you’re just rocking them while listening to your favorite playlist.
Laurel Dickman    |   03.30.18 9am   |   SHARE