How Queer People of Color Heal Through Poetry

By Cindy Elizabeth Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. For me, it represents a time of rebirth and transformation, providing us the opportunity to shake off the coldness of winter and welcome the warmth of a new, healing sun. If that’s not enough, spring also kicks off with Women’s History Month, Black Women’s History Month, and …

De-Hibernation: Stepping into Spring

  By Jasmine Taylor I think I am a bit of a workaholic. I say this because nearly every aspect of my life is focused on productivity.  I complete numerous tasks each week at work, I cook and clean at home, I grocery shop, I exercise, I write articles for online blogs.  The only time during my week when I …

Internal Condoms! Pros & Cons, How to Use Them, and Where to Get Them

By Jae Lin What are internal condoms? When it comes to condoms and contraceptives, more options is always better. Our bodies and preferences all vary from person to person, so it’s helpful to try different methods for ourselves to decide what works best for us. Internal condoms look like a tube of see-through material with two flexible rings at each …

4 Poems to Keep QPOC Writing in April

“All the parrots of India will turn to sugar crunching From this Persian candy that goes [as far as] Bengal.” -Hafez By ena ganguly Since time immemorial, poetry has been used as a device to criticize unfair regimes, advocate for justice and make apparent what is undoing us and what continues to hold us up. The power of poetry is …

Healing Ancestral Wounds: Six Tips to Finding a Therapist

By Rosa Alvarez As queer and trans people of color (QTPOC),  living within the intersections of gender, sexuality, and race means that we must often navigate life by dealing with discrimination and hate. For some of us, our identities intersect with issues related to immigration, socioeconomics and xenophobia, among others. We live in a world that was not made for …

10 Fun Things To Do To Celebrate Spring

By ena ganguly Happy Spring to those who are rejoicing the sunshine, wearing skirts and dresses, and sweating it out under the Texas sun! I for one am at my natural state when the sun is out and when the clouds are away. Though I don’t mind the cold, or winter, it’s the mixture of rain, wind and cold that …

Four Female Music Artists of Color Who Inspire Me to be My Most Authentic Self

By Jasmine Taylor With SXSW and International Women’s Day coming this month, I find myself listening to my favorite female music artists on repeat.  Ever since 2016, and honestly even for years before then, I have been feeling vulnerable as a woman, as a person of color, as a queer person, and as a young adult navigating a concerning economy …

Supporting Our Own

By ena ganguly One of the reasons allgo exists is to nurture queer people of color communities and serve as a space to build, nourish and maintain queer people of color networks, communities and relationships. It’s important for us as queer people of color to support one another. Without it, we would not be where we are today, on a …

Cleanliness as a Tool For (Dys)Functionality

By ena ganguly Recently, Marie Kondo’s show on Netflix has blown up everywhere. I feel as though everyone has been watching and talking about this Japanese woman who utilizes the wisdom of her culture to support individuals, families and homes as they learn to organize and tidy up. Though I only watched one episode, I appreciated her respect for lived …

Five Ways to Make an Impact in QPOC Communities

By ena ganguly I am deeply committed to the wellness of queer people of color communities, including the possession of quality social capital. To me, this means that when I’m in trouble, I can pick up the phone and someone will show up. Or if I want my people to come out to an event, they will be there, supporting …