Sophie Weinstein finished her first ever baby basket days before her son was born, under the guidance of her teachers Verna Reece and Lisa Hillman, and with the support and encouragement of her husband, Chris Weinstein.

Portland Art Museum changes policy after Karuk mother speaks out

Offended by multiple employees who told her to remove her traditional woven willow baby carrier, Sophie Weinstein left the Portland Art Museum’s exhibit on Yankton Sioux artist Oscar Howe. The incident caused an uproar.

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Physician, lesbian, radical labor activist – the passions of Portland’s Dr. Marie Equi

Born in 1872 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Marie Equi grew up in a working-class immigrant family and labored in the town’s textile mills to help support the family. As a young woman, she self-studied her way into medical school and received her degree in 1903. But her life took a hard left into radical politics after she made her way to Oregon.