The holidays are officially upon us. If you’re like me, that means holiday parties with friends, family, and coworkers. Last year, I had six special occasion events that required cocktail or formal attire. That’s a lot for this girl on a budget! Luckily, I had a closet full of options thanks to my previous career […]
13 Things Your Plus Size Guests Want You to Know This Holiday Season
As seasons change and you start planning holiday parties and gatherings, I hope the plans in your head are nothing short of grand. All the fancy things. Stinky cheeses, shiny decorations, and sweet confections. I also expect the comfort of your guests is on your mind. And since chances are you have at least one […]
Dining Chairs Plus Size People Love & Where To Buy Them
According to a recent survey conducted by AllGo, 95% of plus-size people experience anxiety when going somewhere new. What’s the leading cause of that anxiety? Not knowing if the place they’re headed to will have plus-size friendly seating. What makes seating good for plus size people? Over the last year, we’ve collected thousands of reviews, […]
What ‘The Booth’ Scene on This Is Us Made Me Feel
On yesterday’s episode of This Is Us, the moment I’ve been waiting for finally happened. The show finally addressed one of the least talked-about realities of living in a large body. The reality that sometimes: The world simply doesn’t fit.
The “Hidden Curriculum” Taught by Desks in College Classrooms (Almost) Everywhere
The needs of fat students cannot continue to be ignored. A small desk tells every fat student on campus that they are not welcome. It is one more piece of evidence that something is wrong with them, and they don’t belong. Instead, college and university leadership must take steps to increase the accessibility of their spaces, especially classrooms.
[WATCH] Lizzo Takes Us to Her Church of Self Love at the VMAs
Lizzo took a few moments during her VMA performance to say, “I’m tired of the bullshit. And I don’t have to know your story to know that you’re tired of the bullshit too. It’s so hard trying to love yourself in a world that doesn’t love you back. Am I right?”
It’s Time (For Some Technical Leadership)
AllGo is seeking a Lead Developer to oversee the ongoing technical maintenance and development of our existing and future products. Our company’s mission is to make the world more accessible for plus-size people. And we’re looking for a full stack developer who is excited for the opportunity to take on a leadership and management role as the company grows.
Seeking Models of All Sizes, Shapes, Colors, Ages, Abilities & Genders
AllGo is seeking models of all body sizes, shapes, colors, ages, abilities and genders for a series of shoots in Portland, Oregon this summer. These photos will be published on open-source photography websites like Unsplash in an effort to diversify the offerings of those sites.
They Did It! Universal Standard Now Carries All Pieces in Size 00 to 40
The size-inclusive clothing brand Universal Standard just announced that every single item of clothing they sell will now be available in sizes 00-40.
The Single Clothing Item That Gave Me My First Real Taste of Fat Community
It was about six months after I formally launched AllGo. I was in a restaurant bar in Southeast Portland. (The place wasn’t AllGo-approved by the way, but we made it work.) I was with several “fat internet celebrities” and really nervous. I didn’t know if I was [hip/fat-positive/creative] enough to interest them. The group was […]