Call for Workshops, Hands-on Activities, You Name It
This year, we are actively seeking workshop proposals along a theme: Fat Panic!
We want to address the disturbing trend towards villainizing and fear mongering aimed at and about our fat bodies from the media, the medical field, academia and other areas of social change like some parts of the environmentalist and food justice movements.
We look forward to talking, yelling, planning and scheming about Fear of Fatness and global obesity facts and fictions! We are interested in approaching the topic from a number of different perspectives including, but not limited to the Health At Every Size (HAES) philosophy, academia, media justice, international/global perspectives, art/culture, food justice and more.
The workshop possibilities are endless under this umbrella and around these topics, so put your thinking caps on! We would like to have at least one workshop per timeslot that falls into the Fat Panic! track. Of course, there is still plenty of room for workshops that don't necessarily tie into the theme too, so don't be shy. Bring it on!
This year, the conference will actually encompass 3 full days of workshops, entertainment and activities. We will have workshops beginning sometime on Friday, June 4, all day Saturday and part of Sunday. This gives us the opportunity to have more workshops and activities, and we have received feedback that workshops should have longer timeslots, so this is something we are considering as well.
Some ideas about what we are looking for:
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Deadline for proposals is March 31, 2010.
All conference attendees (fat dykes, lesbians, bisexual women, trans folks, and our female & trans allies) are welcome to send proposals.
Please keep in mind that we have a diverse crowd, so assume a broad range of sizes, physical abilities, ethnicities, nationalities and genders among your participants. We ask that people leading physical activity classes prepare alternate exercises for people using scooters, chairs and wheelchairs. Please indicate your plan to do this in your proposal.
To send us your idea, please complete the simple form at the NOLOSE website. Any questions? Just ask firstname.lastname@example.org.
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My name is Sequoia and I am a graduate student in Counseling Psych and a lesbian. As part of a GLBT course I am researching lesbian parenting; both so that I can help lesbian couples as a counselor, and in preparation of my own parenting goals eventually. I want to include some women’s voices as part of my paper so that it is not just about dry research. I am collecting these perspectives through an online survey, and then I will include snippets in my paper. Everything will be anonymous and only used in this paper.
Here is the link to the survey: http://tinyurl.com/yfz4e3h
This survey is to get personalized, subjective opinions and experiences about the decision-making and interpersonal process of lesbian couples who became planned parents through donor insemination.
To complete this survey, please make sure that you match the following criteria:
- you identify as a woman-who-loves-exclusively-women, regardless of the term you choose to use.
- you and another woman decided to become parents through using donor insemination (not adoption, not from previous relationship, etc) such that either you or your partner became pregnant and the intention is to raise the child together as co-mothers.
Feel free to answer as many or as few questions as you feel comfortable, with as much or little detail as you like.
This survey will be used in a graduate counseling paper, not in formal research. The results will all be anonymous.
Thank you so much for your participation and your inspiration!
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A Book launch party for Lessons from the Fatosphere & dance party (June 5th at Re/Dress)
A dance party fundraiser in Williamsburg (June 5th as well)
And the big giant event, the Femme Family Coming Out Party at Stonewall, June 6th (the historic one, with the riots)
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In this episode host Bevin Branlandingham and FemmeCast contributors discuss their strategies for learning to push past the Steel Magnolias facade and receive help.
We debut our newest contributor, our Femme Shark Correspondent Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha!
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Self-Help Correspondent Genne discusses being the partner of someone with a bad drug addiction and how that taught her the importance of asking for help.
We debut the Femmes of Color Roundtable series, moderated by Fatshion and Beauty Correspondent, Tara Shuai.
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In this special minisode host Bevin Branlandingham and FemmeCast contributors discuss their strategies for loving themselves and their families during the holidays and throughout the year.
Her cohost for this episode is Big Gay Agenda Correspondent Brian, whose family is Fundamentalist Christian and Southern.
"I am never afraid to say 'I don't think I'm going to answer that question.'"--Rachael, FemmeCast Sexpert
"I mostly spend a lot of time online when I go home for the holidays so I blog about the fatphobic things that they say and get support that way."--Social Justice Correspondent Zoe
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