?

Log in

Dr. Recommendation?

I have had issues with my general practitioner basically ever since I started going to him last fall. Today those things culminated beyond reproach (going to be writing an angry letter to Dr's boss kinda drama...) and I am searching for a new doctor!

Things I am looking for!

1. Far out NE or Gresham area would be awesome.
2. Fat/size friendly. "Yes, I know I am overweight, no I don't need you to berate me about it."
3. Male/Female doesn't really matter. Would like a Doc not straight out of med school.
4. Someone who will actually listen to me and not make assumptions and pay no attention to medical history.
5. Takes ODS insurance.


x-posted to DamnPortlanders
Oregon Action is hosting a candidate forum for the Multnomah County Commissioner seat in District 2!

Tuesday April 27
5:30 to 6:45
5431 NE 20th Avenue
Portland, OR 97211

Come listen to Carol Kollymore,Chuck Currie, Loretta Smith, Paul Van Orden, & Maria Rubio talk about issues ranging from gentrification to jail management to crisis mental health services for people who call the police in distress.

Oregon Action leaders will ask questions of the candidates and facilitate audience question and answer.

Join us to hear from the candidates!

(FYI, District 2 is made up of North Portland and some of NE Portland; see a map of county districts here.)
REMINDER: It's this Thursday! Swap is free, but please bring cash for bowling/raffle!

Studs swap duds: Husky masculine clothing exchange for plus-sized butches, bois, studs, genderqueers, fellas, burly women, ftms, bears and dandies. Smaller sizes section, too!

Thursday, February 11, 2010
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Interstate Lanes
6049 North Interstate Avenue
Portland, OR

Come spruce up your wardrobe for free! Please save up and bring any clean clothes, accessories, and shoes you'd like to share.

And: Come bowl with some bears! All are welcome to come party it up!
Bowling and raffle raise funds for NOLOSE, the org. for fat queer women and trans folks. NOLOSE's big conference will be on the west coast for the first time! June 4-6, Oakland, CA.

Juicy raffle prizes from sponsors include gift certificates from Vergnetti's Coffee & Catering, Diesel Femme Masculine Flavor, Big Boxers/Size Queen Clothing, Fat Fancy, Monstre Sacré, Butch Voices and artwork from Shane Leland and Helen Amirian.

[For more info, check out the event's Facebook page]
Studs swap duds: Husky clothing exchange for plus-sized butches, bois, studs, genderqueers, fellas, burly women, ftms, bears and dandies. Smaller sizes section, too!

Thursday, February 11, 2010
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Interstate Lanes
6049 North Interstate Avenue
Portland, OR

Come spruce up your wardrobe for free! Please save up and bring any clean clothes, accessories, and shoes you'd like to share. And: Come bowl with some bears! All are welcome to come party it up!

Bowling and raffle raise funds for NOLOSE, the org. for fat queer women and trans folks. NOLOSE's big conference will be on the west coast for the first time! June 4-6, Oakland, CA.

Juicy raffle prizes from sponsors include gift certificates from Vergnetti's Coffee & Catering, Diesel Femme Masculine Flavor, Big Boxers/Size Queen Clothing, Fat Fancy, Monstre Sacré, Butch Voices, and more!

[For more info, check out the event's Facebook page]
The Portland State University Disability Advocacy & Cultural Association is hiring three paid part-time student Coordinators. Applications are due this Friday. Position descriptions and application instructions are under the cut.

DACA Coordinator, Events Coordinator, and Outreach Coordinator positions hereCollapse )

please come and repost!!


queer femme pride picnic
(allies welcome & encouraged to attend)
 
saturday june 20, 2009
5pm
grant park (aka romona park) LOOK FOR THE BALLOONS
ne 33rd ave & us grant place -- off trimet lines: 73, 9, 33
this park is accessible (incld bathrooms) more info here: http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/finder/index.cfm?PropertyID=167&action=ViewPark
 
join us for a femme* loving picnic -- let's show our femme love & pride! please bring picnic items to share, blankets, plenty of water, sunblock, a fancy cake (or cupcakes) to participate in the CAKE FIGHT (optional, but really, you don't want to miss out. who doesn't want to toss & eat cake?) please bring music to share or instruments to play. let's have a friendly fun time in the park!
 
kid friendly. alcohol free (please respect this)
 
*femme: if this is how you identify. then you are femme. all genders. all everything. we love you. yr great. we respect you. we will not police your identities.
 
if you have any questions/ideas/complaints/love/etc please contact: amithyst fist: queerfatfemme79@hotmail.com or wyatt riot: fagtastic@gmail.com
 
please repost! can't wait to share some sunshine & smiles & giggles with you all.

Water Aerobics

Hello Fellow Chubsters,

Is there any size friendly places where I can find water aerobics this summer? I'd rather not spend my time listening to someone talk about losing weight and burning calories if I can. Of course, if that's not possible I'll take any recommendations for water aerobics. I need to get into a pool!

Also, I wanted to post that I recently visited Just Like a Woman for a bra fitting. It was a pretty good experience. The lady who fitted me was very efficient and professional. The dressing rooms are large and comfortable (though very gaudy in decoration if one cared about my opinion on such matters, haha), and they had my size of 46J. In a pretty design/color no less. So I was happy. I have a little issue with the underwire, though I'm planning to go back and address that later. However, I would definitely go back. I just thought other ladies might like to hear about this locally owned company, since I know it's near impossible to buy good bras in the larger sizes. Oh, and the bra was only $40. Which is really reasonable from my experience with bra buying.

Oh, and are there any group gatherings or meetings of support/activities for fat acceptance in the area? Or things along that line? I've only been in Portland about 6 months and could really use a place to be around others who are like minded and will lend a sympathetic ear with these issues. Of course, I'd love some new LJ friends/possible RL friends if anyone is interested as well. :)

Help!!!!

I am scheduled to go to a formal event on Saturday,  for the 25th anniversary of the founding of my SCA household. I had an outfit planned, but the drycleaner just called to tell me that they destroyed it (not their fault) so now I am in a panic. I don't know what to do the original outfit had sort of a gothic/steampunk feel which was perfect for my household. I need something formal, something I can get my hands on quickly, and something that preferably doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Any and all suggestions welcomed. I am a sz 20 with a sizable bust, mostly hourglass-shaped, in Portland.

Plus size model call in PDX!!

I got this notice from a friend...thought some of you lovely ladies might be interested :)

**********************************
Plus size model call Portland Oregon.
 

Kina Williams Photographer http://kinawilliams.com and Bertha Pearl of Size Queen Clothing http://www.sizequeenclothing.com are teaming up to bring you a big fat conceptual multi media show at the Q-Center Nov 2009. Would you like to come play with us?? 

We are looking for plus size models size XL to 6XL in Portland Oregon or immediately surrounding areas. Preferably women/female (self identified) and/or queer or gender bender identified.  We want people who are joyful in their bodies and shameless in their expression of their curves and rolls. We want people who love being photographed. We want people who won’t hesitate to show off  their bellies, butts, thighs , arms and hips... and have some fun with us, regardless of experience with this kind of thing..  

Shooting dates will run throughout the summer in Portland Oregon, so if there is an extended period of time that you will be away from Portland please let us know those dates in your response. 

We will be working with professional and amateur makeup artists. If you have an MUA you already work with please introduce us. Bertha will be doing the styling. Kina will be executing the themes through set design, location and post production techniques in her photography. 

Each photo session will run approximately 2 hours with the entire process of makeup and styling taking up to 4 hours. Shooting dates will adjust if the weather isn’t right for the theme, but will be rescheduled for the next possible day.  Currently we are putting together shoots for “steampunk” “cirque” and “southern belle”. The rest of the concepts have not been solidified at this time. We will be shooting anywhere between 6-10 themes. 

You must be able to sign a legally binding model release form in order to participate in this project.  Can’t flex on that one. 

This is a barter based model call. What we have in return for your time/effort is 10 web res and 5 full res images from the session fully edited, deep discounts on prints from the show (it is also my goal to artfully frame them in recycled materials), a pair of boxers OR a pair of bloomers from Size Queen and a discount on any merchandise in the store including the outfit you modeled.  

If you are interested please respond by contacting kinawilliamsphotographer/ at/ gmail /dot/ com with MODEL CALL in the subject line.  Please send a head shot and a full body shot (low res images ONLY) they do not have to be professional pictures, but we need to be able to see you. We will also need your standard measurements (bust,hip,waist height) and please introduce yourself…we’d love to meet you!! 

Please feel free to post widely…and thank you!

Cheers!! 
Kina Williams, Bertha Pearl