Laurel Dickman

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.  Follow Laurel on Facebook.

Laurel Dickman Articles

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!

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What can we do to care for our skin of all colors?

Skincare Is Self-Care! Protect Yourself From The Summer Sun With These Tips

When you are dealing with soaring temperatures and direct sunlight, your direct needs become very obvious and immediate: stay hydrated, protect your skin, and keep your internal temperature under control.

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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!

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In recent times, Jews can again find their culture and identities being buried.

We Need To Talk About The Left's Antisemitism

Jews are again faced with the stark reality that antisemitism is alive and well within the United States.

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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.

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(Photo by Suma Jane Dark. Front row, L-R: Jessica Rihal, Manon Marchetti Edwards, Hayley Herms, and Megan Kimberling. Rear: Jules Wood, Laurel Dickman, and Astra Varnado.)

Unsculpted: A Photo Series From Photographer Suma Jane Dark 

Today, we interview photographer Suma Jane Dark, known best for their body-positive work shown through a feminist lens.

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Jenny Zigrino Is The Plus-Size Comedian Of Our Dreams

"If you told me at 12 you could be plus-size and have a happy life, I would have thought you were insane. I want to change that mindset." - Jenny Zigrino

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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.

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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!

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