September 16th, 2012

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Read "Fat Is Not a Fairy Tale"

Here's a lovely poem by Jane Yolen, "Fat Is Not a Fairy Tale."

So of course now I'm trying to remember if I've done any of these.  I can't think of one off the top of my head, just that my fairytale heras tend to be ordinary size ranges instead of scrawny.  Bettina and Fiorenza in "Husband By Hand" are typical.  I do have a complete size range across all my writing, though.
Fly Free

Poem: "The Wingdresser's Kitchen"

This is the freebie for the September Crowdfunding Creative Jam. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] jjhunter about how, if everyone had wings, there would be professional care for that. This reminded me of how political ethnic hair is, and the severe discrimination against African hair braiding services that still happens in some places. So I figured, if everyone turned up with feathers, the same kind of fracas would ensue ...

EDIT: There is now a lovely sketch of the kitchen scene.

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