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.

Latest Articles

Gabi Gregg Wants Plus Size Women To Embrace Their Sexuality In Her New Lingerie Collection

Scrolling through images of the Gabifresh x Playful Promises plus size lingerie collection, it's clear that these are pieces Premme co-founder and style blogger Gabi Gregg designed with outspoken, unapologetic sexiness in mind. The 11-item line is a …
By Marie Southard Ospina

How JIBRI Founder Jasmine Elder Created A Brand That Fills A Gap In The Plus Size Market

Although JIBRI designer Jasmine Elder wasn't exactly studying the lack of trendy, upmarket plus size goods on the market when starting her brand in 2009, she did know that she wasn't seeing the kind of clothing she wanted to wear. "I always made my o…
By Marie Southard Ospina

This Powerful Video Shows What Unapologetic Self-Love Looks Like

"Do I make you feel uncomfortable?" The question is posed by plus-size style blogger Leah Vernon, of Beauty And The Muse, in the introductory scenes to her latest video Muslim Girl Dance #BodyProject. "Are you afraid that if we could love, really lov…
By Marie Southard Ospina

45 Plus Size Minimal Jumpsuits For The Most Effortlessly Perfect Fall Look

Bustle and Coveteur are working together to bring you the best mix of the season's fashion and beauty releases, shopping tips, and service stories in ways that are both inspirational, and attainable. Check The Fall Style Edit channel weekly to see wh…
By Marie Southard Ospina

27 Boots For Wide Calves That You'll Actually Want To Wear This Fall

Bustle and Coveteur are working together to bring you the best mix of the season's fashion and beauty releases, shopping tips, and service stories in ways that are both inspirational, and attainable. Check The Fall Style Edit channel weekly to see wh…
By Marie Southard Ospina

37 Incredible Plus Size Cropped, Wide-Legged Pants

Bustle and Coveteur are working together to bring you the best mix of the season's fashion and beauty releases, shopping tips, and service stories in ways that are both inspirational, and attainable. Check The Fall Style Edit channel weekly to see wh…
By Marie Southard Ospina

This Designer Is Bringing Customizable Plus Size Leather Jackets To The Market

A couple of years ago, Jeff Cafone picked up his grandmother's old sewing machine from the 1950s. Having recently decided to eschew a career in music, he found himself in need of a new creative outlet. Sewing, he figured, was a hobby he could carry o…
By Marie Southard Ospina

A Body Project: Lex On Their Skin

With award-winning photographer Substantia Jones of The Adipositivity Project and Manchester-based photographer Paddy McClave, Bustle presents A Body Project. A Body Project aims to shed light on the reality that "body positivity" is not a button tha…
By Marie Southard Ospina

Hello, I Am An Epidemic. Nice To Meet You.

Hello there. Thanks for stopping by. Before we do anything else, I'd advise that you don't get too close, as I may be contagious. Today, you could be innocently sitting here talking to me about whether Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen should get it on…
By Marie Southard Ospina

7 Plus Size Women Reveal What They Do When They Want To Feel Sexiest

Feeling sexy — if we define the word as "sexually attractive" to both ourselves and others — isn't always simple. When you're trying to feel sexy as a plus size woman or femme, for example, you can't usually go a day without seeing an advertisement f…
By Marie Southard Ospina

This Brand's Success Proves, Once & For All, That Fat Women Aren't The Least Bit Scared Of Fashion

On July 25, a fresh collection of trendy and wearable statement pieces hit the plus size market when plus size style bloggers Gabi Gregg and Nicolette Mason launched Premme. Despite the fact that the new plus size line was only announced a mere 24 ho…
By Marie Southard Ospina

Roxane Gay's "Hunger" Is A Different Kind Of Success Story

"I try not to be prescriptive in how readers approach my work," author and scholar Roxane Gay tells Bustle in an interview. "But I do hope people walk away from this book with a greater understanding that we all live in the world, and in our bodies, …
By Marie Southard Ospina

Why Cersei Lannister Will Never Be My Feminist Icon

In the Game of Thrones Season 6 finale, Cersei Lannister sat upon the Iron Throne — and it was one of the most horrifying scenes of television I've ever watched. It wasn't brutal in the head-popping, eyeball-squelching kind of way this show is known …
By Marie Southard Ospina

A Body Project: Scarlett Bacchus-O'Callaghan On Her Legs

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…
By Marie Southard Ospina

How Bralettes Helped Me Love My Big, Saggy Boobs

For much of my life, I rarely saw breasts like mine. After a few hours of flipping through glossy mags or watching my favorite teen dramas like Smallville or The O.C., adolescent me walked away convinced that I was the only one with sideways-facing …
By Marie Southard Ospina

This Collection Breaks Tons Of Plus Size Fashion Rules

Scrolling through images of Bethany Rutter's plus size clothing collection, Arched Eyebrow x navabi, may call to mind another image: that of the color wheel. You know, the good, old fashioned diagram that organizes a set of hues around a circle in or…
By Marie Southard Ospina

A Body Project: Cynthia Rodriguez On Her Chin(s)

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…
By Marie Southard Ospina

I Don't Feel Fat Some Days, I Feel Fat Every Day

As I made my way to the bathroom this morning, I caught my reflection in the hallway mirror. Two chins stared back at me at eye level. A couple of feet below them, a soft, overhanging belly lay nestled underneath light pajama cotton. I briefly wonder…
By Marie Southard Ospina

This Mother-Daughter's Style Book Is A Manifesto For Living Boldly

In 2009, Elisa Goodkind and her daughter Lily Mandelbaum were feeling equally disenchanted by mainstream fashion. Elisa, a former stylist, had seen a once-rebellious industry grow, to her eyes, toxic, conformist, and homogenous, while Lily was experi…
By Marie Southard Ospina

A Body Project: Pipa Riggs On Her Eyes

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…
By Marie Southard Ospina