From one of our volunteer facilitators, Corri Frohlich:
One of the women discussed having some feelings about body image and dressing up for a black tie event.
I wanted to share some of these resources with the group. There are a few tumblrs that promote fat queer communities:
http://fuckyeahchubbybutches.tumblr.com/ –> specifically for larger butch queers
http://fuckyeahchubbyqueers.tumblr.com/ –> generally for larger queers
http://fuckyeahqueerpeopleofcolor.tumblr.com/ –> specifically for queers of color
Wouldn’t it be awesome if our group produced a fuck yeah chubby queer elders tumblr?!
Additionally, here is a website for butch folks looking for fancy clothing: http://www.butchwonders.com/1/post/2013/01/clothes-designed-for-butches-yes-really.html
A Mental Health Resource:
The DBSA Positive Six Campaign
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
DBSA Wellness Toolbox
DBSA Wellness Tracker Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
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