As we enter Black History Month, we pause to reflect on & honor the stellar Black folks who are making strides to break down barriers & fight for a future where everyone, everywhere is afforded the rights, respect & resources to thrive — in sex & love, health & wealth.
We like to think it’s fate that Black History Month coincides with the month of love. It’s obvious that both of these celebrations encourage us to go that extra mile when it comes to expressing our appreciation for the people who matter and have made an impact on our lives. But the truth is, we need to make conscious efforts to express that love every single day.
We'll host more conversations all month long, so follow along for more resources.
Educate Yourself On the Issues
Sex educator and content creator Tara Michaela (she/her) @tara.michaela explains how the American healthcare system has failed trans & BIPOC due to lack of education, inherent bias, & the backward notion of placing profits over people.
Remember to engage mindfully
Certified sex coach and educato, Portia Brown (she/her) @FroeticSexology offers us actionable ways to center, support & uplift BIPOC voices & visions in a whitewashed wellness space
Make a commitment to end the cycle
New York City based OB/GYN Dr. Mare (she/her) @bookedwithdrmare pulled together the ultimate guide for Black Birthers navigating the American healthcare system to help us prepare & defend our bodies & babies against institutions that have resisted change.
Learn About Black and Queer Experiences
Identity and culture reporter Caroline Colvin (they/them) @taroheaux shares their experience of being a trans masc baddie and what it's like to fight for respect and visibility as a queer Black individual.
WATCH NOW: A candid conversation with doctor & doula
Dr Mare, OBGYN, and birth worker Sevonna Brown share their unique perspectives working as Black health care givers in a biased medical system. Watch it now.
Redefining Activism by Kenta Ch’umil
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