Portland is great for many things. But on the top of my list would be their strong fat community. It wasn't till I joined an online BBW/FA community that I found so many of these very people in my own backyard so to speak. We arranged dinner meetups that soon turned into group outings for club and bar nights. Some of the activities and events that have graced this city in the past I wish were still around today. Like Fat Girl Speaks, the Cupcake dances and FATASS cheerleaders. All of these great groups and social gatherings that we used to have around portland but seemed to be a thing of the past sadly. But now days we have new events and community get togethers like Chunky Dunks, Fat Fashion & Art Nights, Fat-A-Licious fashion show put on by local plus size clothing boutiques. I have been to all three of these and they were so positive and fun. I love going to events filled with plus size women. The comradery with fellow fatties is just inspiring and uplifting. I'm always hoping Stacy Bias or even (i could only be so lucky) Beth Ditto will attend these seeing as she lives here and has been to some in the past. In the future I plan to attend as many of these from now on as possible and update as they occur. But until then I am going to post some pictures from some that I have already been to.
(Pictures 1. Me and friends at Chunky Dunk. Picture 2. Tim, Wednesday from PLS and me at the Bigger Art Night)