Coping with Chronicity

By Renee Lahav As Disability Awareness Month comes to a close, it is important to acknowledge that awareness does not simply mean acknowledging our existence. It means hearing our stories, our struggles, and standing in solidarity with us. The stories of the disabled are complex and vibrant, each with their own unique touch. The story I’m sharing today is just …

A Love Letter to Queer People of Color Around The World

By ena ganguly Queer people of color are everywhere. Wherever there is land, there are queer people of color. That’s why when we, here at allgo, talk about ‘community’, we always refer to it in the plural: communities, because queer people of color are a part of most all communities in the world.  Since time immemorial, queer people of color …

5 Signs of a Toxic Workspace & What To Do When You’re In One

By ena ganguly It’s rare to meet queer people of color who have had consistently positive experiences at their workplace, and even more rare to see QPOC owning and managing their own businesses where they get to control their work environment. But, why? After all, we spend a good chunk of our lives at work. Some even say, up to …

Things I would’ve wanted to know growing up as Queer

By Maria Jose De La Cruz I don’t know about yall but as someone who grew up in New Braunfels, Texas growing up I never knew people who were queer until my senior year of high school. Moving to Austin helped me feel more comfortable exploring my queerness but not everyone lives in a city where there’s a lot of …

An Unconventional Home

By Maria Jose De La Cruz I don’t know where I am from. I was born in a place unknown to me, People ask me where I am from, And I have to think hard. Where Am I from? Here? No. There are no papers that show the U.S. is my Home But this is not my only Home. I …

5 things that can help you relax before sleeping

By MJ De La Cruz As queer people of color we have to face constant heterosexism and racism, it is exhausing having to constantly navigate this society that does not welcome us. Many QTPOC struggle with their mental health illnesses and this can result in a lot of anxiety which makes it difficult to fall asleep or get restful sleep. …

Exploring Self-Care with QPOC: A Photo Series By Cindy Elizabeth

Self-care. This word holds so many different meanings and generates so many different feelings from people. More recently, it has become a very popular concept in mainstream media, though for some communities, it has always been a way of moving through this world. What exactly does it mean to practice self-care? Who has access and who doesn’t? How can we …

Three Ways To Be Okay With Your Body

By ena ganguly  First things first, what is your ideal relationship with your body? That will decide what expectations you have of yourself and then you can figure out how to meet them. My ideal relationship with my body is to be comfortable with my body, to be okay, to say, this is my body and I am happy, content, …

Three Ways To Navigate Relationships As Empaths

By ena ganguly I was taught to feel for others before I felt for myself, which largely impacted the ways I interacted with others. I’m not sure why, though I can guess. I was a baby, growing up around adults who would not own their own faults, misgivings and failures, and they looked to me to fill certain emotional voids. …

De Donde Soy By MJ De La Cruz

Hola todxs! My name is María José, I’m a non-binary queer who is an undocumented immigrant, a leo, loves food, and enjoys swimming. This summer I’m interning at allgo to be more involved in the queer community. This poem is a piece to introduce myself to all the people who are a part of the allgo community. I hope my …