For Black Folks Who Still Need Healing When The Fireworks Aren’t Enough

By Danielle Stevens | Co-Founder of This Bridge Called Our Health They tell us celebrate independence today; that every July 4th we celebrate America, these “United” States. and we are supposed to forget everything that has happened,  we are supposed to forget we have never been free. Are we to pretend today? Pretend that the…

How To Be Tender With Your Grief While Holding Orlando In Your Heart

By Danielle Stevens | Co-Founder of This Bridge Called Our Health your grief is stardust. vast and kaleidoscopic elusive, and yet so familiar. personal and divine. a dark, stormy, tumultuous and breathtaking rebirth an emergence a melancholy ending and always a new beginning. As a Black queer woman living in the US, I am consistently…

Cruzando: My Road to Healing

By Sandibel Borges 1999. Leaving Hidalgo, Mexico by car on a journey to the state of Washington with my family. It feels like the longest trip of my life. The scenery keeps changing as we get further north. The trees look different. The colors, the smell, the freeways and roads… everything is changing. I don’t…

Self-Preservation as Self-Care: How to Set Healthy Boundaries

By Nneka Okona *Republished from For Harriet on September 16th, 2015* Zora Neale Hurston, the foremother of Black women’s literature, so eloquently penned that Black women were “de mule uh de world” and even many, many years later, we can see how this statement still rings true. Black women are seen as the pillars of strength in…

“Fall for Someone Else, but Catch Yourself”, By Megan Duenas

The biggest indication that provides insight on the way things were is through writing. The writing that is as potent in the veins as the heartache felt after a breakup. Or the pain felt when your parents tell you you were the one who broke the family apart because of your relationship with an older girl….