“And Let Your Dreams Save You”, By Charmaine Lang

Four years ago, I moved from Los Angeles, California to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to pursue doctoral studies. It was a shock. It was cold way too many months out of the year, and highly segregated when it came to where people lived, worked and socialized. Living daily in a city that is constantly assaulted by police…

“Giving Up My Second Virginity”, By Venus-Thomas Hinyard

Up until I was 23 years old, there were bottled awkward emotions about my sexuality. I felt alone, cornered in a small space, trapped by images and practices of how sex should be “performed”. It was obvious I was positioned in the roles of outsider and weirdo, just like middle school. The strangeness compounded when…

“Dear Black Women, Femmes, & Girls: A Love Letter For Us” By Danielle Stevens

(This article can also be found on For¬†Harriet) Dear Black Women, Femmes, and Girls, Who are neglected and ignored within public discourses around police violence and brutality; Who are told our stories do not fit into mainstream narratives of state-sanctioned anti black violence because it is ‘derailing’; Who are told our quota of acknowledgement has…

THIS is why we do this work.

Our blog title is grounded in and modeled after the anthology: This Bridge Called My Back, in honor of the women and femme ancestors and healers of color whose narratives, wisdoms, and truths serve as blueprints for our liberation and movements towards freedom; Who breathe resistance and survival through their bones, allowing us to live…

Welcome To This Bridge Called Our Health– We are looking for writers!

This Bridge Called Our Health: Re[imagine]ing our Minds, Bodies, & Spirits is a queer and trans-inclusive intentional space for writings, testimonies, and narratives by and for women and femmes of color of all genders about the intersectional experiences that shape and impact our health. An Intergenerational, Body & Sex-Positive Health Blog, we are committed to…