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Recently I spoke about why I set up Boom at the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand’s conference on the topic of changing mindsets. That talk was live-streamed on Facebook so you can watch it here. Please note that I do swear and talk a little about self harm in it.

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I had a great chat to Julie Jacobson from New Zealand Woman's Weekly about all things Boom. There were a few weird sub editing things in the piece - like that they put "fat" in quotation marks, and that I was called Joanne in one place, and I felt it odd that they didn't mention that the youth charity I work with is for queer youth (although there is nothing subtle about all the rainbows I'm wearing) and I wish I hadn't let the photographer put me in pony tails with ribbon bows cos that's not me, but, y'know, learning...

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Today House of Boom has its very own Spinoff piece The 'fatshion' label making ethical clothes for fat people

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While I was away at Social Entrepreneur Camp, I got to talk live on the radio to the very lovely Jack Tame about making clothes for fat people, and how the pantriarchy is depriving us of pockets.

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The lovely Meagan wrote a great profile about House of Boom's launch, and picked out her favourite pieces from season one.  "My personal favourite has to be the DEMELZA dress, which fits like a t-shirt on top and then a swishy skirt on the bottom. It has pockets (of course) and is designed to be about knee length on a tall person, but if you’re short like me you have the option of either wearing it longer or, thanks to the simple hem design it’s pretty easy to take up. The reason I’ve gravitated to this dress is that it...

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