Posts Tagged: wedding
For The Hairpin, Ella Riley-Adams delves into the phenomenon of the wedding hashtag, and the ways we control and shape the narrative around crucial life milestones....more
Lindy West on what it was like being a fat bride, and the public politics of private acts:
But “beauty” is a fraught concept. There’s an awkward three-way tension between wedding culture and feminism and fat acceptance – because of what “acceptance” demands of women in our culture, a lot of fat activism takes the form of fat women trying to “prove” that they can wear the trappings of male fantasy and traditional gender roles just as well as thin women.
The pomp and ceremony of events like weddings and anniversaries often require writers to write, whether it’s a gifted poem or the script of a wedding ceremony. Novelist and ordained Universal Life Church minister Kim Triedman explores the difficulties of writing for special occasions at Beyond the Margins:
In trying to accommodate what I saw as all the requirements of a marriage ceremony, and include everything I thought was necessary, I’d lost myself – my own unique voice – in the process.