Laurie Toby Edison

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Archive for May, 2014

Photographs In 2014 National Queer Arts Festival

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Laurie says: I’m delighted to have 2 of my nude portraits in Body, body, bodies, a feature exhibition of the 2014 National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco. One is of my friend Tee Corinne (taken shortly before her death in 2006). Tee was a groundbreaking Lesbian erotic artist whose works included The Cunt Coloring […]

Fun Before WisCon, or Men Saving Room for Cats

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Debbie says: I’ve often been tempted to blog about the various Tumblr and Instagram collections of men taking up more than their share of room on public transit. For one thing, this conversation always reminds me of the fabulous Fat Lip Readers’ Theatre, from my early days as a fat activist, talking about how fat […]

Teen Mothers: Defining and Determining Their Own Communities

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say: Probably because May has Mother’s Day in it, it’s also “National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month,” which might as well be called “National Hand-Wringing Month.”  To talk about teen mamas, let’s start by remembering that the teen birth rate has declined almost continuously over the past 23 years. In 1991, the U.S. […]

Links Return After Long Absence

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Debbie says: First we had website problems, then I was not collecting links, but now we’re back on track. I love these “end the awkward” ads from Scope: About Disability, a British organization. If you follow through from the ad to the quiz, you eventually get to this very useful basics list, great for people […]

Julia Margaret Cameron: The Art of Imperfection

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Laurie says: I wish I could say that my work was influenced by Julia Cameron’s portraits.  I’ve seen a fair number of the originals and I admire them a great deal.   But I didn’t find her work until my portrait style had been long established.  I think it’s possible that if I had discovered her […]

A Personal Food History

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Lynne Murray says: Virgie Tovar,  MA, lecturer on fat discrimination and body image, editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion, recently posted  about an encounter with a fast-food slogan. This afternoon as I was walking to get a fancy sammich, I passed a smooshed up cup from Jack in […]

My Body Is Not an Apology: Fostering Radical Self-Love

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say: This year is the 20th anniversary of the publication of Women En Large: Images of Fat Nudes, and one of the most gratifying experiences we’ve had in these two decades is watching the explosion of other artists and activists developing the same artistic, social justice, and self-delight themes we were (and […]

Janet Vertesi: Keeping Secrets from Google

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Debbie says: Janet Vertesi, an assistant professor of sociology and a self-described “Google conscientious objector” since 2012, decided to see if she could keep the giant search engine in the sky from learning that she was pregnant. “Pregnant women, she knew, are a marketing gold mine“; Vertesi says that an average person’s marketing data costs […]

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