Jodie Layne is a sex educator by day and a writer also by day. Her hobbies include re-considering an educational career and creating a B.A. in Kanye Studies, wishing there was a ShondaCon, trying to make the perfect "Meg Ryan Rom Com Feels" playlist, and preparing the imminent arrival of her certain anxiety-fueled demise. You can email her at jodie.m.w.layne@gmail.com
Latest Articles

It's OK To Be A Sad Fat Girl

The stereotypical image of the Sad Fat Girl is one that many can agree has been ingrained in us as a culture. Generally, this trope exists to facilitate "eating my feelings" jokes and to remind people that to be skinny is to be superior — both physic…
By Jodie Layne

I'm A Body Positive 'Bachelor' Fan, Y'all

It’s been almost 14 years since that debut rose was handed out on the very first episode of the very first season of The Bachelor — and I’m still tuning in every Monday night. I'm a vocal feminist who loudly identifies as body positive, yet I'm downr…
By Jodie Layne

So You Wanna Dress Like A Fat Jessica Jones?

Netflix has absolutely been killing it with addictive shows this year; and its latest has brought us the superhero this world has needed for a long time. Plus an unlikely source of fashion inspo. Quite a number of people on my social media timelines …
By Jodie Layne

27 Plus Size Coats & Parkas For A Stylish Winter

There comes a point of no return every winter when — no matter how many layers you have under that cute fall coat — it's just too freaking cold out. Clearly, you need a winter coat. However, finding some perfect plus size winter coats that suit your …
By Jodie Layne

These Body Pos T-Shirts Clap Back At Harassment

Most women who've been harassed for their looks probably don't feel very thankful. However, thanking her harassers for staring is exactly what plus size designer Alysse Dalessandro is doing with her brand Ready To Stare's latest line of plus size, bo…
By Jodie Layne

Ashley Nell Tipton Talks Winning 'Project Runway'

The final collections have been shown, the catwalks have been strutted down, and Project Runway's Season 14 winner has been announced. A huge congratulations goes out to designer Ashley Nell Tipton — who made history by being the first designer to wi…
By Jodie Layne

What Should You Do When You See Fat Shaming?

With conversations surrounding body positivity are reaching all-time highs this year, it should be pretty easy for us to detect examples of fat shaming in our daily lives by now. As a result, most of us are hopefully doing our best to avoid intention…
By Jodie Layne

Why Plus Size Beauty Pageants Are Still Needed

On a weekend in Aug. 2015, Miss Plus America held its 13th annual plus size pageant. It's a pageant for women who are at least a size 14W and bills itself as being "inclusive." In a move that mirrors the straight size pageant world, some critics have…
By Jodie Layne

6 Ways To Dress Like Abbi & Ilana This Halloween

You know them, you love them, and their show is your lifeblood: I'm talking Abbi and Ilana from Broad City (aka your new Halloween Costume inspo). I know that you're high-key obsessed, so it's time to prove your dedication and do the Broad City Hallo…
By Jodie Layne

The 15 Crazy Stages Of Using A Hair Removal Laser

There's nothing that's quite as good for the old adrenaline as getting ready to zap your face with a laser, but it seems like there are a million things to know before using an at home hair removal laser. Of course, it's always exciting to try out a …
By Jodie Layne

13 Things Never To Say About Anyone Else's Body

Sometimes it seems like everyone has something to say about the bodies of other people or the way others present themselves in public. Some folks like to chalk it up to "The Internet Age," but inappropriately commenting other people's bodies is nothi…
By Jodie Layne

Naomi & Victoria Were Totally Twinning

What do you wear as a lady who lunches? A sophisticated sheath dress, no doubt. Well, two fashionable women agree. Victoria Beckham and Naomi Campbell wore matching sheath dresses at Fashion 4 Development's annual luncheon. With Campbell in white and…
By Jodie Layne

How Many Hours Do Fashion Bloggers Work In A Week?

To many people who work under fluorescent lighting at desk jobs, fashion blogging may seem like a glamorous and easy living. The early findings of a study due out this fall in the journal of Social Media + Society showed that fashion bloggers work up…
By Jodie Layne

Tess Holliday Has A Clothing Line Coming Out

Lovers of plus size fashion and Instagram famous models are about to be very happy. Although she was signed to a modeling agency and starred in an H&M campaign in 2015, it looks like one model's 2016 is going to get even better. A Tess Holiday fashio…
By Jodie Layne

How To Get Nicolette Mason's Wiggle Dress Look

If you're looking for the perfect dress for pretty much every occasion this fall, look no further than one of your most beloved online shopping faves. All you need to do is steal blogger Nicolette Mason's The Curve Fashion Festival #OOTD and score th…
By Jodie Layne

If You Hate Minimalism, You'll Love This S/S Trend

After seasons of clean lines and relatively subdued palettes trending at couture shows around the world, the most visually exciting thing to come of Milan Fashion Week 2016 trends so far has definitely been maximalism (aka: Making things hella fun). …
By Jodie Layne

Sofia Vergara Won't Be Your Traditional Bride

Sofia Vergara doesn't care about following tradition for her wedding, and she's starting with her makeup. Thanks to an interview with People, we've found out that Sofia Vergara's wedding look is going to be more sexy and smoldering than pure and natu…
By Jodie Layne

FKA Twigs Stunned In The Versace Front Row

When it comes to celebrities who give us haute couture aspirations, FKA Twigs' flawless and fearless looks are right at the top. It's totally natural then that FKA Twigs' front row outfit at Versace's Ready To Wear London Fashion Week show is totally…
By Jodie Layne

See McCarthy's First Emmys Gown & Everything Since

While the attention that Melissa McCarthy's fashion has been getting seems to have popped up relatively recently, McCarthy has been walking red carpets in gorgeous gowns for years. Case in point: Melissa McCarthy's first Emmys dress from 2011. Despit…
By Jodie Layne

The Cast Of 'Veep's First Emmys Outfits

After five seasons on the air, we're now all hesitantly in love with and simultaneously horrified by Julia Louis-Dreyfus' all too real Selina Meyer. It was only a few years ago in 2012, however, that the cast of Veep at the Emmys was welcomed for the…
By Jodie Layne