This video is your friendly reminder that soft, dainty vintage femininity comes in black and size fat.

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It’s okay to fall down and lose your spark.

Just make sure that when you get back up, you rise as the whole damn fire.


The Fat Census will be available on November 7th, 2017 for all fat bodied people. This survey is created to radicalize research around fat bodies and to create more tangible data to name the violence and experiences we have as fat people. We will be releasing the results of the census in an executive summary along with demands for resources for fat bodies in January 2018.

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Persevere. Don’t let them see you cry. I know it’s tough, and you keep wondering to yourself “Why me?”. 

It’s going to be okay. 

You’re going to be okay. 

You have so much to give to the world. Don’t let anyone’s negativity derail you on your path to success. Keep moving forward. I’m proud of you. 


First off, Portland is no joke in the fall. The colors are magical.

Second, I am engaged!!! I am so thrilled and happy to be with the love of my life. It was too easy to plan this photo shoot and have the most fun with it.


Model: @omgdahm
Photography: @mehliphoto
Set: @ftfsnaps
Hair/Makeup/Creative Direction: @omgdahm