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Free Book and Booking Workshops for 2013-2014

I’m booking workshops at colleges, universities, retreat centers, retail stores for the 2013/2014 school year. If you’d like to book me take a look at my workshop roster and shoot me an email! I really love traveling and teaching. I would love to come talk to you about body positivity, sexuality, community organizing, performing, living your dream, and so much more.


Also, if you are into FREE stuff, there’s a free book giveaway for Kindle (or using their cloud reader app which is free to read on your computer). Visible: A Femmethology, Volume 2. It was released in 2009, and I did an interview on the blog tour that you can read here.

The publishers are offering a FREE download of Visible: A Femmethology Volume 2 through September 21st so get it while the getting’s good! The other volume is only $6.99 for Kindle if you want to spring for that, too.


Shabby Apple Review and Giveaway!

Shabby Apple reached out to me as a fat style blogger person to find out if I was interested in doing a review and giveaway. I had never looked at their site before, but was delighted to find a lot of dresses in the style of vintage clothing, many of which are available in plus size.

Their sizing is specific to their site, I checked out their size chart and saw that their “WL” was what would fit my measurements, and I ordered their “Boss” dress to see how it would look on me. I will be honest, I was completely dubious. The website doesn’t use plus size models so I didn’t know how it would look on me. The description made it sound like it might not fit me; they suggest larger busted customers go up a size in this dress and I was ordering the largest size they had. I figure with the surplice bust if it didn’t fit well it would at least be one of those dresses I could spill out of in a slutty sort of way. When I got the dress I was very surprised.

Photo by Gizelle Peters from Rebel Cupcake.

The dress is a great stretch cotton, which looks structured but actually is incredibly comfortable. I wiggled in easily and had plenty of room. The arms are a little tight but seem to be breaking in on the second wear. I think it fits really well and looks classic retro pin-up. I actually loved it so much I might get another one in black and experiment with going down a size to get more cleavage out of it.

There are a lot of other vintage clothing style dresses in plus sizes (and straight sizes, too) on the Shabby Apple site. Check it out!

Shabby Apple is offering a $50 gift certificate to the winner of a giveaway. To enter, make sure you’re a fan of Queer Fat Femme on Facebook and comment below. I’ll select one random winner by random number generator on May 21st at noon and will email the winner.

P.S. I wrote Six Questions to Ask When Hiring An Attorney if you’re ever curious what you need to ask when you need to do that!


Giveaway! Radical Fatshion Plus Size Jeans!

I’ve never done a giveaway on my blog before, but I have the rare opportunity to share with you some one-of-a-kind plus size art!

Even if the cold cruel world of fashion doesn’t care about us, we can care about each other and maybe they’ll catch up and get wise.–Deb Malkin

Thanks to Deb at Re/Dress, I have a pair of staff designed jeans to give to one lucky blog reader or twitter follower!

We have all of these jeans from designer brand Abby Z, so the staff at Re/Dress got together to create limited edition jeans for our Radical Fatshion Weekend at the Store. You can buy these beauties at the store or win one of my designs right here.

I have two offerings, one is my Body Outlaw Design.

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And my Gumdrop the Fat Unicorn design. It’s the new FemmeCast mascot, she chases candy with those little legs.
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We have them in size 12-24 in Abby Z jeans, but I can also make them from the regular jean collection at Re/Dress up to size 32, and I think we have some 5X and 6X pants, too. Your choice.

To win the contest, leave a comment here with your name, jean size and favorite thing about yourself. To get an additional entry in the contest, tweet the following “Retweet to win a pair of plus size limited edition Radical Fatshion jeans at @queerfatfemme”

Each entry will be numbered based on when the comment or tweet is timestamped. Visiting Queer Fat Femme Jessie Dress (of the amazing redesign of the Peta Ad) will randomly select the winner on Saturday morning.

Jessie is in town for the Radical Fatshion weekend.

First event is the Glutton for Fatshion Zine Release party. I’m performing my cupcake piece. It’s at Re/Dress, 109 Boerum Place in Brooklyn. Starts at 8 PM with the DIY station. The Facebook invite has all the info!

The second event is the Indie Designer Trunk Show at Re/Dress. We have three designers who are queer fat femmes from Portland and Cleveland selling their wares in a rare opportunity for New Yorkers to actually try stuff on. Check out the link to see the designers’ stuff. So hot!

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