I am going to a fat positive event called Fatty Affair in San Jose this weekend. There are lots of reasons to go. Some of my oldest friends, Cinder Ernst and Deb Burgard, are going to speak and there is going to be a clothing swap.
I have never been to a clothing swap. I really cannot believe that. I have been involved in the fat community since 1982, and I have never been to a clothing swap. So my husband and I cleaned out my closets of all the Dana Buchman etc. that I wore to years for work, plus dozens of turtleneck shirts that were part of my work uniform and you know, the pieces I have purchased from Fattoo Grand or ebay, or even retailer clothing that I never returned and that do not fit. I have so much I cannot take it all. I am going to pick out the fun, best pieces to take to the swap and give the rest to the Goodwill, because there is no way I could manage all of this.
So what to wear? I have a new “vintage” Beth Ditto dress, but it is a pretty snug bodycon dress and not very comfortable, and I have a Burning Man staff meeting in the morning, so it is going to be a long day. The dress has matching leggings, but that seems like a little much. Then I have some “go-to” outfits that are easy and comfy, and are always complimented. But you can’t wear a Beth Ditto, too tight, dress just anywhere, this is a fashion opportunity. I will surely let you know what I decide, and you should feel free to express an opinion in the comments. ;D
A special shout-out to Elaine Lee for driving. I really am not driving very far at night these days and I probably would not go if I had to drive myself. Thanks Elaine.