Lesbian Love Octogon – Final Weekend

So, if you happen to be in New York this week you should take the time and go to see The Lesbian Love Octogon, a musical, currently housed at the Krain theater.

I had the pleasure of giggling and belly laughing at this poignant and well performed show last Saturday night. The plot revolves around a group of lesbian women living on the lower east side in the ’90s. The music and lyrics are quippy and hilarious — ditties like “dyke drama and tofu scramble.” And the message the audience is left with is an increasingly valid notion – we are more than the theory that has been written about our identities.

If you don’t take my word for it check out this Time Out review.

It is also worth mentioning that the fabulous Viri Lieberman has been documenting this musical comedy’s trip too off off Broadway — so if you go there’s a chance you might spot her! Check out her promo on indie gogo.

Shame, Shame, Shame – Calling Out Fat-Phobia and Ridicule on Tumblr

Huffington Post is having a good Day as far as I’m concerned – this article covers a new tumblr Smile, Sizest! This site allows you to take a picture of someone who is being obviously rude and cruel to another person because of their fat — or possibly fat body.

Huffington Post Plugs ‘Plus-size’ Models

o-BEST-PLUS-SIZE-MODELS-570While I hate the term ‘plus-size’ because it instinctually implies larger than ‘normal’ – I love that the Huffington Post published and advertised (via an emailed mailer) and article entitled “Best Plus Size Models: Who is Dominating the Industry Right Now” and I love that they included some models who are ‘genuinely’ fitted to larger clothes – versus the more traditional larger sized model who is anyone over a size 6.

It’s also worth noting that two of the mentioned models are on the cover of French Elle and Quebec Elle: Justine LeGault and Tara Lynn. Bravo Elle! How about some of this body positivity on US magazine Covers.TARA-LYNN-FRENCH-ELLE-COVER That said, there is a part of me that wonders what impact magazines still have. Do any of you regularly read magazines or has our western  media guzzling culture become completely reliant information derived from the internet and other high-tech sources?

Either way – check out the Huffington Post article – I smiled.