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"Because if I look good, I obviously have to capture it. You don’t take selfies on a bad day."
To the question: Why so many selfies?
My niece, Chantal, lets me hang with her in exchange for slurpees. She also taught me about Snapchat and why I can’t ever really dismiss Tyler the Creator. More over at Heartbeats.
"Because if I look good, I obviously have to capture it. You don’t take selfies on a bad day."
To the question: Why so many selfies?
My niece, Chantal, lets me hang with her in exchange for slurpees. She also taught me about Snapchat and why I can’t ever really dismiss Tyler the Creator. More over at Heartbeats.
"Because if I look good, I obviously have to capture it. You don’t take selfies on a bad day."
To the question: Why so many selfies?
My niece, Chantal, lets me hang with her in exchange for slurpees. She also taught me about Snapchat and why I can’t ever really dismiss Tyler the Creator. More over at Heartbeats.
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Another dog shoot because he’s worth it. More on Heartbeats!
Another dog shoot because he’s worth it. More on Heartbeats!
Another dog shoot because he’s worth it. More on Heartbeats!
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Hearbeats alumni, Talya Macedo, styled Matt Ward And Dewshane Williams for Kenton Magazine. Beautiful men, beautiful work. 
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Remember when I first saw Sammy and Nino Brown at Yes Yes Y’all in Toronto and I developed a life crush/goal? Well, this happened. Full feature on Heartbeats.
The Cousins and YYY crew have anniversary shows this week in Toronto and Montreal. Check it.
All photos by Karen Campos Castillo
Remember when I first saw Sammy and Nino Brown at Yes Yes Y’all in Toronto and I developed a life crush/goal? Well, this happened. Full feature on Heartbeats.
The Cousins and YYY crew have anniversary shows this week in Toronto and Montreal. Check it.
All photos by Karen Campos Castillo
Remember when I first saw Sammy and Nino Brown at Yes Yes Y’all in Toronto and I developed a life crush/goal? Well, this happened. Full feature on Heartbeats.
The Cousins and YYY crew have anniversary shows this week in Toronto and Montreal. Check it.
All photos by Karen Campos Castillo
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For fat women, being stylish isn’t a luxury. It’s often a necessity to get hired, to get access to healthcare, to get treated like a human being.

Fat women have all kinds of narratives about sloppiness, laziness, dirtiness to overcome. Sometimes heels are a crucial part of looking “put together” in a way that sufficiently convinces people that we care about ourselves, that manages to counteract pervasive cultural narratives that fat people don’t care about ourselves. That we have “let ourselves go.”

Being “put together” is part of the way many of us convey to a judgmental world that we are worth caring about.

I get treated completely differently at a $20 hair salon if I’m dressed up or dressed down. Two totally different experiences. I get treated differently at the doctor’s office, and at the emergency room. I can’t go to the ER in sweatpants, because I’ll get shittier treatment. In an emergency, I have to worry if I am dressed up enough to prove that I deserve respect and care.

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Melissa McEwan: Fat Fashion (via tangerineadamantine)
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It was cold but not as cold as today in Toronto. Plus, some photos of my fave pups over at the mama blog.
It was cold but not as cold as today in Toronto. Plus, some photos of my fave pups over at the mama blog.
It was cold but not as cold as today in Toronto. Plus, some photos of my fave pups over at the mama blog.
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Talked with the super talented Casey Mecija about her band Ohbijou, new projects and immigrant parents. More on the Heartbeats blog.
Photos and words by Karen Campos Castillo
Talked with the super talented Casey Mecija about her band Ohbijou, new projects and immigrant parents. More on the Heartbeats blog.
Photos and words by Karen Campos Castillo
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Business casual at the Polaris prize, representing for some rad ladies. More on the main Heartbeats blog.
Business casual at the Polaris prize, representing for some rad ladies. More on the main Heartbeats blog.
Business casual at the Polaris prize, representing for some rad ladies. More on the main Heartbeats blog.
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"As a fat woman of colour in a society that so devalues our bodies and caricatures our sexuality, showing your body, adorning it as you please and being confident in your skin, can be both a tremendously empowering and tremendously vulnerable act. Often simultaneously." 
Cato Taylor is the latest Heartbeats feature. Read more over here on the main page.
True story: Cato and me were busy enjoying fried chicken from the Stockyards in Toronto that we totally missed sunlight and had to improvise in the dark. I think things worked out!
"As a fat woman of colour in a society that so devalues our bodies and caricatures our sexuality, showing your body, adorning it as you please and being confident in your skin, can be both a tremendously empowering and tremendously vulnerable act. Often simultaneously." 
Cato Taylor is the latest Heartbeats feature. Read more over here on the main page.
True story: Cato and me were busy enjoying fried chicken from the Stockyards in Toronto that we totally missed sunlight and had to improvise in the dark. I think things worked out!