Casual Uncluttering LLC will be a Showcased Business
Washington Women's Business Center (WWBC) Premiere Event "Celebrating Dreams"
Thursday May 30, 2019, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
2931 First Avenue South, Suite A,
Follow the link for tickets!
The WWBC, a division of Business Impact NW
"is committed to providing training and financing opportunities to female entrepreneurs.
In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, WWBC equips women and their families with the resources to successfully start and run their businesses. WWBC serves women in Western Washington. At WWBC, we look forward to helping you succeed in your business!"
Business Impact NW "empowers a talented and diverse community of entrepreneurs, supporting the continuing growth of local small businesses through micro-enterprise. We are at once your sounding board, advisers, and cheering section, your funding source and your access to resources. Impact is a part of our name, and we are making one, every day."
I am now home, triumphant and honored that I again staffed a booth at the by-invitation-only HomeStreet Bank UW Home Fair 4-25-2019 with a fabulous cohort of other service providers and friendly University of Washington attendees.
My first booth was 2016, and I'm not sure I had the slightest idea what I was doing. I was definitely getting the hang of things in 2017. Couldn't attend 2018 because I had the terrific conflict of celebrating my son's graduation from school.
But this year, this year I stepped up my game...
I built the cabinet as a before-and-after demo with items scavenged from Goodwill, food banks, Target and Habitat for Humanity. You can't see it in the photo, but, word-of-honor, there's more stuff in the organized half of the cabinet than the disorganized half. And those little white bins? Before and after crafting stashes. DO NOT get me started on how infuriating it was to glue the beads down.
I represented the NorthWest LGBTQ Senior Care Providers Network at Swedish Medical Center's Third Annual LGBTQI+ Health Symposium: Health Disparities in Marginalized LGBTQI+ Populations on Friday, April 12, 2019.
The Symposium was designed to identify and evaluate the barriers to care and other healthcare inequities faced by marginalized populations within the LGBTQI+ community. Roundtable panel sessions with representatives from advocacy organizations and didactic lectures from expert faculty evaluated how intersectional identities affect the healthcare experience for LGBTQI+ patients and explored ways in which healthcare professionals can improve their patient care and outcomes, as well as advocate for their patients in practice. Topics of focus included Intersex persons, communities of color, refugees, HIV and substance abuse in LGBTQI+ patients.
|Ulysses Burley, III, M.D., UBthecure||HIV in LGBTQI+ Communities of Color|
|Aleks Martin, MSW, CDP, Seattle Counseling Service||Substance Use in the LGBTQI+ Community|
|Marsha Botzer, Ingersoll Gender Center
Monisha Harrell, Equal Rights Washington
Katie Hultquist, OutRight Action International
Treasure Mackley,Planned Parenthood of the Greater Northwest and Hawaiian Islands
David Ward, Legal Voice
Elayne Wylie, Gender Justice League
|Roundtable Panel Discussion - Local, State & National Threats for LGBTQI+ Communities|
|Charissa Fontinos, M.D., MS, Washington State Health Care Authority||Updates from Washington State Health Care Authority|
|Itai Jeffries, Seattle Indian Health Board
Tai Jordan, Pride Foundation
April Nishimura, Rainier Valley Corps
Steven Sawyer, POCAAN
Martha Zuniga, Entre Hermanos
|Roundtable Panel Discussion - Communities of Color within the LGBTQI+ Population|
|Karen Fredriksen Goldsen, PhD, Aging with Pride||LGBTQI Health Equity: Addressing Health Disparities Across the Life Course|
|Amanda Saenz, InterAct||Care of the Intersex Community|
Miguel Angel Duncan Bravo, YWCA Seattle King Snohomish
Eric Holzapfel, Entre Hermanoss
Aleks Martin, Seattle Counseling Service
Macland Nyaga, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
|Caring for Refugee LGBTQI+ Patients|
|All Speakers||Roundtable Panel Session - How Healthcare Providers can Advocate for Their Patients in Practice|
The conference was intended for all healthcare professionals including physicians, ARNPs, PAs nurses, allied health professionals, administrative leaders, patient health advocates and residents/fellows from Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Oregon.
Dr. Kevin Wang and his extremely efficient staff coordinated the day. Tiffany Kopec, Home Care Assistance and I enjoyed an extremely productive day networking with other active, engaged, pioneering service providers in the Puget Sound Region, including the speakers and representatives from Camp Ten Trees, Lambert House, Cedar River Clinics, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands, Entre Hermanos, POCAAN, Gay City, Seattle Children's Hospital, Gender Diversity, Seattle Counseling Service, the Gender Justice League, Virginia Mason, Ingersoll Gender Center, and Kaiser Permanente.
Thanks also to Lisa Satin, The Right Place Senior Options, and Annie Jacobsen, Dementia Care Coaching, for coordinating registration and supplies. We are particularly fond of the rainbow hula table skirt.
I march with the Network during Pride Parades whenever possible, sometimes help build a float, and even pretend to draw for the signs!
My chapter has a date for the actual work with Little Bit and I CAN MAKE IT. HAPPY ME!!!!
I joined my NAPO Seattle Area Chapter colleagues on our 4/4/2019 preparatory walk-through of Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center for our chapter's 2019 Day of Service. I will be VERY disappointed if our actual day falls on a conflict in my schedule! I've participated in our University District Food Bank, Rebuilding Together Seattle and Soles4Souls projects as well.