Laurel Dickman is a writer, art director, and fat feminist activist who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area after spending nearly a decade in Portland, Oregon. Laurel grew up split between Florida and North Carolina, and her strange childhood in the southern states informs a lot of her social views and who she is today, especially her strong views in favor of the Black Lives Matter movement. Currently, the bulk of her work can be found published at Wear Your Voice magazine (www.wearyourvoicemag.com) and her own website.


Laurel likes things like expensive makeup, well-curated outfits, feminist art, tons of music, and cooking. Guilty of compulsively meowing along to songs sometimes, Laurel will always stop to have a conversation with a dog on the sidewalk or a cat crossing her path. Doomed with Resting Nice Face and a hard-wired southern hospitality, Laurel Dickman never had a chance to truly be the hard bitch she has always fantasized about being. She’s a queer woman who is equal parts classically “feminine” and sweaty, belching sailor without the nautical knowledge. She is going to be a fat bride this coming year (Oct 2016) and is marrying a cis, white man – she is still trying to figure out how that happened. Intersectional feminism is the only feminism – all other forms are just ethnocentric, intellectual masturbation.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Nathan Baker says:

    Hi Laurel,

    I’m working on a really interesting docu-reality series for a major cable network about people who’ve experienced online harassment/trolling. We want to find a female plus-sized model who can speak to that topic. I found an article about how you were trolled on a FB Live video. If you have 5 minutes, I would love to talk to you about the show to see if it’s something you would be interested in. And if it’s not the right fit for you, perhaps you know someone in the community who this could be a good fit for.

    Thanks so much, I look forward to talking to you soon!


  2. Hi Laurel!

    I’m a producer in LA and I came across your profile on Instagram. LOVE it! I love your energy and positivity! I’m looking for women who exude female empowerment, especially in the plus size world. Send me a message back if you’re interested and I can tell you more about the project!



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