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Friday, August 27th, 2010
2:15 pm
Bay area Fatshion Wonderland this Sunday
Cupcakes and Muffintops v2.0
(not Saturday... Say it with us... Sunday!)
August 29th 2010
12-4 pm

Humanist Hall, Oakland
390 27th Street, between Broadway and Telegraph
(entrance on 28th Street)

The fat-friendly, gender-inclusive clothing and bake sale where only the
prices are small!

Door fee waived this year due to economy, suggested donation at door $3-$5
Most clothing $3-$7
Cash only

It's almost here, y'all! So grab a friend and head on down to this amazing
event. Get a new wardrobe on the cheap, sample the delicious homemade
treats and soak up some loving fatty vibes!

Proceeds benefit two great causes:
www.nolose.org and www.bigmoves.org
Thursday, July 29th, 2010
5:08 pm
What's up with NOLOSE!?!

Greetings, NOLOSE Community!

We miss you! It's been too long since we were floating around in Fatlandia with so many of you. Wanted to keep you up to date on what is going on with NOLOSE post-conference.

We have a lot to tell you! Here's what we'll be covering in this communique:

* Thanks for the most successful NOLOSE yet!
* Conference Evaluations
* Movers and changers on the NOLOSE Board
* Would YOU like to be on the NOLOSE Board? Apps due 8/15.
* Would you like to volunteer to make NOLOSE even better?
* Local fat activities of interest...

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
2:23 pm
participate in new research on women involved in fat acceptance!

Michaela Null, a fantastic fat activist and academic in Sociology at Purdue, is doing her dissertation research on fat women involved in size-acceptance. If you are interested in helping her, click on this link: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~mnull/

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010
3:08 pm
NOLOSE '10 Conference Volunteers Needed!
We still need volunteers! We're looking for A/V go-to people for workshops, folks to direct the caterers, conference set-up and breakdown help, performance/dance setup/breakdown, and vendor fair volunteers, as well as a few more people to check out the accessibility of workshop spaces, meal areas, and so on. Email SarahD@nolose.org with the days & times you're available. Thanks!
Saturday, May 8th, 2010
11:34 pm
Ride Share from/ through Santa Cruz to Oakland

Hi everyone! Its your friendly neighborhood registration coordinator! Anyone have room for one more in their car from (or through) the Santa Cruz area to NOLOSE on Thusday night or Friday morning and then back on Sunday afternoon? Someone is looking for a car share situation. If you're willing and able, please email me at reg@nolose.org and I'll hook you up. Thanks!

Thursday, May 6th, 2010
11:51 am
One Last Reminder: BIGGER opening night party tomorrow!
Fat Fashion Fat Politics Fat Beauty Fat Art

Bigger is the brainchild of Stefanie Snider and Bertha Pearl. It is an Art of Fashion Exhibit to show that fat and beautiful go together, that fat and provocative go together, that clothes made bigger will entice your imagination and more.

Fashions by Bertha Pearl of Size Queen Clothing

Photographs by Jody Wheat, Kina Williams, and Michele Hunt
Modeled by Alisa Williams, Devra Polack, Glenn Marla, Heather Middleton, Leah Strock and Sarah Doherty

Opening reception May 7th 6-8pm PDX Q Center: http://www.pdxqcenter.org/location/

Performances by Cattitude PDX,

“The Clackamas Community Cat Club (CCCC) strives to create cat-based art in a supportive, loving environment. Through interactive workshops, community building and outreach we hope to create a cozy catmosphere for all feline friends. The CCCC presents the Cattitude Dance Ensemble, the performance arm of our club.”

And a special appearance by NYC’s infamous Glenn Marla,

“GLENN MARLA - is a Brooklyn-based performance artist, tranny superstarand beauty pageant queen (Miss LEZ 2006 and the reigning Mr. Coney Island). Marla has most recently appeared in Justin Bond's Lustre and Taylor Mac's The Lily's Revenge and has brought their gritty theatrical daring throughout North America. Marla gained nightlife acclaim for their year-long performance project New York City’s Hottest Fat Go-Go Boy exploring fat, gender and sex. Marla is
currently touring their new work Tragic Magic which debuted in Portland last year.http://www.facebook.com/l/fec04;www.GlennMarla.com”

The show is hosted by the Q Center of Portland and will be up for the entire month of May

Special thanks to Kina Williams for her great ideas and Paul Fukui for all his help
Monday, May 3rd, 2010
2:23 pm
Announcing: FAT PANIC! program, keynote & performers!
Check out NOLOSE's preliminary program, keynote panel and performers with our full list of workshops! You don't want to miss out.

FAT PANIC! Keynote panel speakers/discussants include Deb Burgard, Charlotte Cooper, Nomy Lamm, Naima Lowe, Galadriel Mozee, and Bianca Wilson. Workshop presenters include Health at Every Size author Linda Bacon and several authors and editors from the Fat Studies Reader!

FAT PANIC! panelists

PERFORMANCE lineup will feature a Queer Cabaret and Queer Memoir, including Butch Tap, Miz Ginger Snapz, Jezebel Delilah X, nomy lamm & THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD, CHUBB, and hosts Bevin Branlandingham, Kelli Dunham and Genne Murphy!

check out the NOLOSE lineup!
Butch Tap. Photo credit: Alysia Angel

Reminder: only *4 DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER AT OUR EARLYBIRD RATES!* Prices go up May 8!

Also: we are still seeking facilitators for several caucuses. If you're coming to NOLOSE and feel you're a good candidate to run a Working Class, Super Fat, Allies, Over 40 or Disability caucus, please contact programming@nolose.org. We can help with some guidelines!
Friday, April 30th, 2010
6:42 pm
5:41 pm
NOLOSE 2010 Conference: FAT PANIC! Early Bird Registration ends in 1 Week!
NOLOSE 2010: FAT PANIC! is on and moving ahead at full speed. Its in Oakland, CA this year and we have the whole hotel and pool to ourselves for the entire weekend!

Early Bird Registration Ends in 1 Week: May 7! Register Now to Save some Money!

Attendance is capped at 200: register soon to reserve your spot! There are day passes as well as regular weekend registration.

Thursday, April 29th, 2010
1:37 am
Clothing swap at NOLOSE this year?
Hi, I asked on Bay Area fatdykes (ba-fatdykes), but didn't hear back about it. So I'm going to try asking here. Most fat women's conferences I've been to have featured a clothing swap, so I'm wondering whether there's going to be one at NOLOSE. If anyone knows the answer, could you post here to let me know? Thanks!! :)
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
5:11 pm
NOLOSE needs your help - facilitate a caucus at the conference!

Hey folks, NOLOSE is looking for volunteers!

We need 1-2 people to facilitate the allies caucus and also 1-2 people to facilitate the working class fats caucus.

Interested and available?  Please contact programming@nolose.org and send a brief description of what you'd like to cover.


Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
12:16 am
NOLOSE Vending Fair / Program Advertising!

Hello, lovelies.

As our conference draws nearer, we have some opportunities to help you promote your business to our communities, all while supporting our conference. This is the first time that NOLOSE is taking place on the West Coast, so don't miss out!

For full information, please see:

June 5, 2005, 12:30 - 4:30pm
Oakland Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Ballroom

We welcome community and Bay Area vendors and artists to come sell their wares and/or services!

  • Plus-sized clothing, jewelry, artwork, accessories, services... come show us your stuff! Vending events have been one of the more popular features at past years' conferences, and we are opening this event to non-attendees to broaden the selection available.

Come be a part of history! We want your business/publication/project to be visible and to go home with our attendees. Your ad will also be included when the print program (pdf) goes online after the conference, so it will have internet presence for years to come.
  • We must receive your ad order/payment by May 10.
  • Camera-ready art due May 17.
For pricing and sizes, please see http:nolose.org/10/vendors_advertising.php

Thanks for your support, and please distribute this widely to people you know who might be interested!

NOLOSE Fundraising
Friday, April 16th, 2010
2:35 am
Help us figure out what to schlep across the country!
Hey NOLOSE attendees, Re/Dress NYC is going to be there vending and we really would love your help in determining what we should be bringing from the East Coast. Can you fill out this 3 question survey? Thanx!

Click here to take survey

(and if you already took the test lj poll on my personal lj, you don't have to take this one again unless you want to)

Current Mood: chipper
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
9:36 pm
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
6:44 pm
Hey Fatties! Perform at NOLOSE!

The Entertainment Sub-Committee for the 2010 NOLOSE Conference announces TWO (that’s right TWO!) amazing opportunities to showcase your creative talents!


The first will be a dynamic evening of cabaret style performances curated and hosted by the unstoppable writer, performer, and hostess Bevin Branlandingham on Saturday night, June 5. The second will be the West Coast premier of the new NYC based salon series, Queer Memoir, created and hosted by our favorite ex-nun comic Kelli Dunham and playwright extraordinaire Genne Murphy. Queer Memoir will happen Sunday morning, June 6. We would absolutely LOVE to get a taste of all the amazing, fat, queer, creative genius coming to NOLOSE! Details and submission information is below!


Saturday Night June 5: Cabaret!

The event is an evening of performances in a cabaret style, with a dance party to follow.   Our goal is to curate an event that highlights the talent of the fat and queer community, with a specific emphasis on performers of color, Bay Area-based performers, superfat performers, trans performers and lesser known fat queer performers. We are looking for comedy, drag, burlesque, performance art, circus acts, spoken word, musical acts, bands, dance, or anything else appropriate to evening entertainment. 

We have an extremely small budget and it is likely that there will be little to no honorarium, however we do encourage performers who require financial assistance with conference registration to do so before the deadline of April 16.  Further, performers who fit into one of the scholarship categories are highly encouraged to apply for a NOLOSE scholarship.  These categories are: people of color, people with disabilities, supersized people, people over 50, folks outside of the US and North America, and trans people (we strongly encourage trans women to apply for this scholarship).

Self-identified queer and fat performers are asked to apply for consideration for this evening of performance by submitting the following: Your name and/or stage name, your location, a brief description of your proposed performance and a brief biography. Deadline for submissions is April 20. Please send submissions and requests for information to

Sunday Morning: Queer Memoir

Queer Memoir is a salon for new work based on a monthly theme, dedicated to memoir-based storytelling. We aim to give voice to our collective queer experiences, and preserve and document our complex queer history. Queer Memoir is currently accepting submissions for a salon at NOLOSE 2010. We invite conference participants to share your fat and queer stories!

The Queer Memoir for NOLOSE theme: In/Visible.

This salon is for writers, performers, and anyone with a queer story to tell. You don't have to identify as an artist to submit or participate, and we encourage a range of voices and experiences.

The "In/Visible" theme may be interpreted broadly, but participants must share memoir-based stories through both a fat and queer context. We imagine there are multiple connections and stories that fat folks can tell about the invisibility and visibility of fatness. Participants are encouraged to find ways to tie in the greater conference theme of FAT PANIC if you so desire.

Perhaps memoir-based stories emerging from the “In/Visible” theme might explore: Fat queers in public space / the world / the street / greater LGBTQ space....Representations of fatness/fat people in media, society, academia, and medical communities in the era of the "obesity epidemic".... Intersection of fatness with other identities, and/or how this informs other oppressions/privileges... visibility / invisibility within fat and queer communities... but it's really up to YOU!

Submission Guidelines (send inquiries to queermemoir@gmail.com)

To submit written work: 1) send us a half-page writing sample on the theme, or a query in which you outline your story. You can supplement your written submission with a 2-3 page writing sample of a preexisting work. OR 2) if you have no preexisting work to share, and are not sure what to submit to give us an idea of the story you would like to tell – please email (queermemoir@gmail.com). We are happy to chat with you!

For other genres/mediums, send us a link to an audio or video sample online with a one paragraph description of what you are proposing for Queer Memoir. If you don’t have a multimedia clip available, send us an additional paragraph describing your work in your genre. If necessary, we’ll meet with you to discuss your idea in person/via phone.

Queer Memoir is committed to a line-up that includes artists and non-artists alike, as well as folks who may not be well-known within the NOLOSE community. If you have a story to tell about the monthly theme but you’re new to sharing in public in this way, please email us! We also recognize that “Queer” is an imperfect umbrella word, and comes with a legacy of hurt and rejection for some. We invite participants who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Transgender, Butch, AG, Femme, Sissy, Mary, etc., or have a history of being culturally allied with these identities or communities. If you have any questions please check out
www.queermemoir.com. Submissions for Queer Memoir are due May 10! The earlier the better, as we’re putting our line-up together soon!



The NOLOSE Entertainment Subcommittee is committed to including a range of voices in both of these performances, particularly voices that may be historically under-represented within the current NOLOSE community (POC, Supersize, and Trans Fatties, as well as International and Older Fatties). We are additionally interested in special outreach to Bay Area locals, especially as this is the first ever NOLOSE on the west coast!


For questions/submissions for the Cabaret, please email: nolose2010cabaret@gmail.com. Due April 20


For questions/submissions for Queer Memoir, please email: queermemoir@gmail.com. Due May 10



Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
11:47 am
NOLOSE Conference Roommates
Looking for a roommate or two to share the hotel expenses at NOLOSE? Our registration coordinator, Stefanie, is happy to help people get in touch with one another to make this happen. Please email her at reg@nolose.org with your name, email address, preference for # of roommates, and anything else you think might be relevant (accessibility, allergies, scent issues), and she will help you get in touch with other people in the same situation. It will be up to you and your roommate(s) to reserve and pay for the Oakland Econolodge rooms. See http://nolose.org/10/hotel-travel.php for more information on the hotel and the room sizes and rates.

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
2:19 pm
LAST CHANCE for Workshop Proposals
Not to cause a PANIC, but this is your very last chance to propose a workshop for NOLOSE '10 June 4-6, 2010 Econolodge Oakland, CA

Fat Panic!

Call for Workshops, Hands-on Activities, You Name It

Do you want an awesome conference? (We know you do!) Well, that can only happen if you BRING IT. What can you do? What do you want to see? We need your proposals in order to put together a stellar conference, so go here (http://nolose.org/10/call4proposals.php) right now and share your amazing ideas with us! (Do you have an awesome idea, but you don’t want to/can’t lead the workshop? Suggest the idea anyway and we’ll see if we can recruit a facilitator!)
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To send us your idea, please complete the simple form at the NOLOSE website (http://nolose.org/10/call4proposals.php <http://nolose.org/10/call4proposals.php> ). Any questions? Just ask programming@nolose.org.

Please re-post!
Sunday, March 14th, 2010
3:54 pm
Call for Participation - Beyond Patriarchy Conference, Eugene, OR May 14-16, 2010
Hi Everyone,

Is anyone interested in being on a panel with the theme of Intersectional Identities, Activism, and Cultural Production for the Beyond Patriarchy Conference at the University of Oregon in May 2010? I'd like to put together a group of 3-5 speakers on this topic for the conference and submit the panel to the organizers. I am a graduate student, but academics, artists, activists, and anyone else of all stripes are invited to send me their ideas for presentations on this panel.

The annual Beyond Patriarchy Conference is free, with no required registration, and open is to all. It will take place May 14-16, 2010 at the UO campus in Eugene, OR, which is about 2 hours south of Portland, OR. The website can be found here: http://beyondpatriarchyconference.wordpress.com/; the Facebook page is here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?v=info&ref=ts&gid=23055933088.

This year's keynote speakers are Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and Tobi Hill-Meyer. Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is a writer, editor, activist, critic and troublemaker. Most recently, she is the author of the novel So Many Ways to Sleep Badly (City Lights 2008). She is also the editor of Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity (Seal 2007), and an expanded second edition of That’s Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation (Soft Skull 2008). Tobi Hill-Meyer is just about your average multiracial, pansexual, transracially inseminated queerspawn, genderqueer, transdyke, colonized mestiza, pornographerphowland@uoregon.edu, activist, writer.

The U of Oregon is accessible by train, car, bus, and air, although the closest/ easiest airport to fly into is PDX.  My partner and I will be driving or taking the train down for the conference, and if you are not from around Oregon, you are more than welcome to ride with us if that works for you.

Any questions or comments about this panel idea, email me at stef1213@hotmail.com; questions about the conference itself should be addressed to the coordinators at phowland@uoregon.edu or beyondpatriarchy@riseup.net.

(x-posted a lot)
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
11:45 am
Call for Proposals -- NOLOSE '10!
NOLOSE '10 June 4-6, 2010 Econolodge Oakland, CA

Fat Panic!

Call for Workshops, Hands-on Activities, You Name It

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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 programming@nolose.org.
Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
3:52 pm
NOLOSE 2010: registration and financial assistance now open!
NOLOSE 2010: FAT PANIC! is on and moving ahead at full speed.

You can now register at our early bird rate (through May 7), apply for financial assistance (offers start going out April 1!), reserve your room, and more!

Attendance is capped at 200: register soon to reserve your spot! Can't wait to see you there.

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