We are excited to bring you the Pin Up Clinic 2011 Calendar.

This Calendar is the product of the creative collaboration of many hard working women who had fun

while bringing awareness to a cause that they all have needed to be a part of : affordable women’s health care.


Originally this project was slated to raise money for the Womens Choice Clinic of Oakland, which sadly had to close its doors due to the state financial crisis and an of over all lack of funding. We are all very sad that this clinic is no longer able to provide heath services to those who need it most, and we want to make sure that this does not happen again by supporting a clinic that is currently able to provide a safe, welcoming environment where uninsured women can access high quality heath services. The profits of this calendar will be donated to the Womens Community Clinic in San Francisco, to learn more about them go to their web site at http://www.womenscommunityclinic.org/

Sunday, February 6, 2011

We raised over 1500 dollars!

We are so pleased to be able to help our community with our creative talents!
Another big thank you to all our supporters!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lyon Martin Clinc about to close its doors!!!



Save Lyon Martin Clinic!

We have been working very hard to raise funds for the Women's Community Clinic over the past few months but now we are going to be donating a portion of the profits to the the Lyon Martin Clinic. They are a valued community asset and we need to help support access to safe affordable heath care for all!



We recently went to the Walk For Life event to protest against the thousands of people who believe that we should not have control over our own bodies. It was a big eye opener for us to see how many people want to take away are rights.

KEEP OUR CLINICS OPEN!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Event at Goodvibrations

Photographer Tiffany with her adorable baby Scout selling the calendars.




Lorelei Lee, Miss December reading for the crowd.


Carol Queen reading from her book, Leather Daddy and the Femme.

Vanessa Jean, Miss September and Scout.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Photos from our release party!!



Everyone had such a good time and we sold so many calendars!
Special thanks go out to Homespun Bikes!
And another extra special thanks go out to The Leaning Tower of Pizza, located next door to Homespun, who donated a portion of that nights drink sales to the clinic in support of our event!




Photographer Tiffany Black Darquea and Amanda Kennedy



Amazingly talented photoshop editor Zeynep Ozselcuk



Dusty Horn reading for the crowd



Amy Mosley and friend having fun in the photo both




Hairstylist and set designer Jenna Feldman, with Miss August Karen



Monday, December 13, 2010

Hoilday gifts!!

Check out Pin Up clinic Photographer Tiffany Black's hand made leather goods.

Friday, December 3, 2010

SF Gaurdian wrote about us! Thank you Caitlin Donohue

Pin Up Clinic strike a pose for the Pap

"A while ago, I wrote about Briggite Berman's Hugh Hefner documentary, about how it highlighted a debate between Hef's lecherous man-fans and his well-cinched feminist critics. I suggested that there was a third view Berman missed: that of women who understood the pin-up mentality and how it could work to female power and strength.

Well hang on to your hats, because here comes Pin Up Clinic, whose pin-up calendar release party is at Homespun Bikes Sat/13.

The group has put together a calendar with 12 months worth of alternative lovelies from around the Bay Area, with all proceeds going straight to Women's Community Clinic. Amanda Kennedy, the mastermind behind the project, had inspiration strike her when she was asked if she's like to examine a part of a woman's body that not even Miss August shows off in the calendar.

“The doctor asked me if I wanted to see what my cervix looked like... handed me a mirror and a flash light and had me sit up and take a look at my self. It is a pretty profound experience to see inside your own body like that. The female body is amazing and we don’t get to appreciate ourselves enough,” Kennedy told us of an appointment at Women's Choice Clinic in Oakland in an email to SFBG.

Miss August gets back to school you on what feminism can look like. Photo by Tiffany Black of Blackbird Photo

Later, Kennedy and friends decided that they wanted to give back to the professionals that had done so much to take away the mystery and shame women can feel about their bodies. And what better way to do that then by showing off, in all it's glory, the female form? “The pin up calendar was a way for us each to appreciate ourselves and share it with others,” Kennedy recalls.

So there you have it. Only problem was that the Women's Choice Clinic had closed in the interim, but that didn't stop Kennedy and gang. They elected Women's Community as their back up beneficee because it shared the same empowering philosophy as the first clinic -- as Kennedy puts it “women treating women, which helps to create a safe space for so many people who have had negative experiences with heath care.”

What to say to those that find the concept of pin-up posters demeaning, anti-women productions? “Redefining beauty is important. By controlling our images we get to share our ideas of beauty,” Kennedy tells us. Included in her project are luscious images of kink educator Tina Horn and Lubricated Zine “jack of all trades” Vanessa Jean.

In teaser shots assembled on Pin Up Clinic's website, Vanessa Jean sits and lies in a pile of her self-published creations wearing a torn Ramones tee. The images show her as an actively imagining individual, but there's no denying those flannel-printed boy shorts hug some curves that'd make Hef proud.

“There are so many schools of feminism, some think we should never be sexualized and I understand that,” Kennedy says. “It’s so frustratingly common for people to criticize how a woman looks before they comment on what she is doing. I'm glad that both groups are around, because an important part of feminism is that women should be free to do whatever they want, express themselves to the fullest and stand up for what they believe in.

And who doesn't believe in unembarrassed, convivial reproductive health care? Pin Up Clinic has printed up 1,000 calendars to be snapped up at $15 a pop on their website or at Saturday's party, which will feature live music, a photo booth, and fortune telling.

I predict you'll want to buy one of these for someone on your holiday shopping list, but maybe that's just me hinting that I want one."

-Caitlin Donahue

Oakland Art Murmur

We will be at the a table tonight if you have not had a chance to get your calendar yet, come on by and pay us a visit!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Come to our second fun event at GoodVibes on Polk Street

S.F. Women’s Community Clinic Benefit Reception at Good Vibrations
Wednesday, December 8th 6-8 pm

Join us for a sexy benefit soiree for Good Vibrations’ current donation partner, the San Francisco Women’s Community Clinic! Enjoy steamy live grooves and saucy readings with sex-celebs Dr Carol Queen, Lorelei Lee, Tina Horn and more.

Proceeds benefit the Women's Community Clinic of San Francisco. Admission is free with a purchase of the calendar, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Please buy a calendar!


Thank you to all our friends, family and fans who have supported us and the Womens Community Clinic by getting their calendar! We are looking forward to see everyone at our event this Saturday! only a few days away! Whoopiee!!

Homespun Bikes,
494 Wesley Ave
Oakland CA

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"Opps, i dropped something"

Behind the scenes shots are HOT!


Lorelei Lee is working on Tina Horn's make up.




Jenna working on Lorelei Lee's hair while Tina Horn rocks out!

Press release by Patsy Fergusson!

SEXY CALENDAR TO RAISE FUNDS FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH

OAKLAND--Decorating your breasts with whipped cream and cherries before posing for a photographer might not seem like a feminist act, but according to the 20 young Bay Area women who created the Pinup Clinic Calendar, it is.
"We were inspired by the idea of being pin-up girls and doing it in a way that is taking control over our own image," said Amanda Kennedy of Oakland, who conceived of the plan to raise funds for a local women's health clinic.
"When women choose to portray themselves as sexual objects, some feminists object. But it's fun to feel sexy, and it feels good when people appreciate you and what you look like in a photograph."
Kennedy's original plan was to sell enough calendars to make $5,000 to donate to the Women's Choice Clinic in Oakland, a welcoming place for women that "changed my experience of going to an ob/gyn doctor," she said. But over the course of the 15 months it took to bring friends on board as models, stylists, photographers, and staff, that clinic closed due to lack of resources.
So the group looked for, and found, another clinic in the Bay Area that offers free pap smears, birth control, STD testing, and other services essential to low-income women. No one who worked on the project will be paid. All proceeds will go to the Women's Community Clinic on Hayes Street in San Francisco, another place which doesn't turn anyone away who needs help.
Now the calendar is finished and ready to be unveiled at a Pinup Clinic fundraiser set for Saturday, Nov. 13, at 7pm at Homespun Bikes, 494 Wesley Avenue, in Oakland, where musical performances are scheduled by Mark E. Deutsch with David Jaberi, and Suitcase Jones (J One and Ashley G), along with readings by Dusty Horn, a fun photo booth, and more to be announced. The public is invited to attend, as long as they make a donation at the door or buy a $15 calendar.

Those who can't make the unveiling can order the calendar online at the Pinup Clinic blog, where you can also preview photographs and read about the many people involved and the experiences they had along the way.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

November 13th!!!


We are so excited to be one of the first groups to have a party at this exciting new bike shop in the Lake Merritt area of Oakland.
Homespun is a shop that supports using bicycles for everyday transportation, encourages gardening in the city and you can find cargo and kid-carrying bikes, used bikes, repairs and accessories plus compost, starts, tools, and classes on mechanics, gardening, food preservation and other sustainable living skills.
Homespun Bikes

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

NOV 13th FOLKS at HOME SPUN BIKES .....FUNDRAISER!!!!!!!

WE HAVE A VENUE.... WE HAVE A DATE.... WE HAVE A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE CLINIC....WE HAVE A BAR.....WE HAVE A GALLERY OF IMAGES.....

BUT WE STILL NEED ORDERS.....



GETTING CLOSER....
PLEASE CONSIDER ALL THOSE HOLIDAY GIFTS COMING UP AND ORDER.....
THERE ARE DISCOUNTS FOR MORE THAN 1!!!!!!

check out HOMESPUN


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Monday, September 20, 2010

Introducing Vanessa Jean

We have decided to tantalize all of you out there on the fence to take some behind the scene looks at our calender without giving away all the juicy details.....

Here we have the queen of zines Vanessa Jean!

These outtakes are spicy and should get your orders in PLEASE PLEASE!

We are waiting for 75 more calenders to be pre-ordered to make and raise $5000 dollars to women's health!!!


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Here's a little about her :


name: Vanessa Jean
sign: Leo
age: 27
occupation: jack of all trades
quote: ''Never go to bed angry."
website: www.lubricatedzine.blogspot.com
likes: records, dalias, white peaches, cowboy boots, family & friends.




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Friday, September 17, 2010

Local News!

Thank you so much to everyone who has already perchased their 2011 Pin Up Clinic calendars!
I would like to share this article with all of you concerning some recent news in the reproductive heath world.
Financial difficulties lead to Planned Parenthood shake-up
There are multiple articles on the web concerning this issue, each one painting the situation in a different light. The over all concern for us is a general lack of availability to reliable and affordable services.
Places like the Womens Community Clinic are shinny little gems and we want to keep them!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Behind The Scenes Photos



Jenna, our stylist/creative director/model, having too much fun instructing Amy on how to pose





Hello, everyone!
My name is Zeynep and I am Tiffany's assistant. I volunteered to assist 5 of the shoots that will end up in the pinup calendar. My job was helping out with whatever was needed before, during, and after the shoot as well as taking behind the scenes photos. In exchange, I got to observe Tiffany and see how a photoshoot is organized and hang around beautiful and creative women all day! :)

I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them. These pictures were from the hectic but very successful day in which we completed four simultaneous photoshoots for the calendar.

Film Noir Amy

Karen and her beautiful smile


Glamorous Karen

We could not have gotten such soft, pretty light without the help of these three ladies
Anne worked the camera...a little too well. It was very difficult to choose the final shot.

There are more to come. Next up: Jenna's shoot.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

GETTING THE FUNDS AND GETTING EXCITED!

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WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!


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COME TO FUNDRAISERS FOR THIS EVENT ! WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED!


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WE LOVE ALL OF THE HELP WE ARE GETTING AND WANT MORE!

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ENJOY LUSCIOUS LADIES WHILE SUPPORTING MUCH NEEDED FUNDING FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH!


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WE ARE RUNNING LOW ON TIME SO SPREAD THE WORD!


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