Marie Southard Ospina
http://www.miggmag.com/
Marie (otherwise known as Miggle) is a freelance writer and fat acceptance activist. Her loves include: Writing about plus-size fashion and body politics, watching a lot of sci-fi, and listening to ungodly amounts of folk music. When she's not lingering on Bustle, she's probably working on her blog, trying to write her first collection of essays (because #Millennials), or experiencing a rage cycle about Breaking Bad no longer being in her life. As seen discussing body image on Good Morning America and StyleLikeU, with writings on Refinery29, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, and Volup2.

Marie’s Latest Articles

To The Fat Women Dressing Boldly IRL

Beth Ditto was the first fat woman I ever saw in lycra. The year was 2007, and she was on tour as lead singer of The Gossip. She took to the stage in a skintight purple catsuit and totally punk rock jet black hair. I came across a photo of this momentous occasion while purchasing some popcorn at the local grocery store. There was Ditto — each one of her rolls unconcealed beneath the garment — in a tabloid magazine chastising her for such an "unflattering" sartorial choice. Personally, I was mesm…

By Marie Southard Ospina

Nancy Whittington-Coates On Her Breasts

With award-winning photographer Substantia Jones of The Adipositivity Project and Manchester-based photographer Paddy McClave, Bustle is launching A Body Project. A Body Project aims to shed light on the reality that "body positivity" is not a button that, once pressed, will free an individual from being influenced or judged by toxic societal beauty standards. Even the most confident of humans has at least one body part that they struggle with. By bringing together self-identified body positive …

By Marie Southard Ospina

31 +Size Clothing Styles We Need To See More Of

Spend an hour or two scrolling through myriad plus size retailers online, and you might fall into a little trap. As you gaze upon a couple of actually-on-trend trench coats or seaside-esque striped dresses, it will probably seem as though the plus size fashion revolution has begun. In a lot of respects, the options we've been waiting are available — sort of. When you look a little harder, however, or try to get your hands on anything a bit more niche — think a low-cut velvet bodysuit like the on…

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A Body Project: Stephanie Yeboah On Her Arms

With award-winning photographer Substantia Jones of The Adipositivity Project and Manchester-based photographer Paddy McClave, Bustle is launching A Body Project. A Body Project aims to shed light on the reality that "body positivity" is not a button that, once pressed, will free an individual from being influenced or judged by toxic societal beauty standards. Even the most confident of humans has at least one body part that they struggle with. By bringing together self-identified body positive …

By Marie Southard Ospina