written by Tania Chatterjee As an HIV Counselor working at a large Baltimore hospital, I am privy to more sex lives in one day than most people are privy to in their lifetime. Each day, I provide rapid HIV testing, linkage to care, and counseling to dozens of patients in the ER of my hospital. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
WOCSHN is proud to support PolyDallas Millennium’s 2nd Annual Symposium “Designer Relationships” July 22-23, 2016 Dallas, TX! Register today! Proposal submission deadline April 8, 2016! Lead by WOCSHN member Ruby B Johnson, PolyDallas Millennium is dedicated to featuring the work, knowledge, and skillshare of communities of color, queer and trans communities, and strives for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
[NOTE: This draft was collectively written by WoCSHN Executive Committee members who only knew of one award recipient a week ago. We did not know the recipients of the other awards, had we known we would have included the issues with also awarding a humanitarian award to someone who has a documented history of utilizing […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
WOCSHN members Brittany Brathwaite Kimberly Huggins published two articles for National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) observed on April 10. Below are two articles with an accompanying quote for you to read and share in your networks. Please contact Brittany and Kimberly directly for additional writing inquires. You Should Join The National Conversation […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
WOCSHN Co-Founders Trina Scott and Bianca Laureano were joined by Executive Committee member Cindy Lee Alves to present Creating and Maintaining Racial Justice in the US Sexuality Field at Catalyst Con East March 28, 2015. Follow tweets from the session using hashtag #cconjustice. The conference presentation proposal reads: “This workshop will offer participants a variety […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Bianca discusses the need to have more people of Color represented in the US sexuality field! Yes, Cosmo Magazine has stepped up their sexuality game to include accurate representations of people of Color and what we have to say! High-5s all around to all who shared this article!Continue Reading... No Comments.
Dear Colleagues, Note: Please scroll to the bottom for some clarifications about our use of terminology in this article. Greetings! We’ve heard that many of you do not know we exist. Allow us to introduce ourselves: we are WOCSHN (Women of Color Sexual Health Network), founded in 2009. We are women of Color (WOC) in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Written by Bianca I Laureano originally posted at RH Reality Check I finished The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks two weeks ago. Yes, I’m about three years late and for good reason! I wasn’t ready to read the book. I knew there would be a lot of discussion about the anti-Black racism, xenephobia, ableism, and misogyny that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Originally posted at Amplify Your Voice Dear White People in the Sexuality/Sexology Field, I’m writing this letter regarding a particular interaction I recently had with a racially white person in the field. This person is planning a new program and project in which I was invited to be a part. I asked what the demographics were […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Written by Bianca I Laureano originally published on RH Reality Check Earlier this summer I received a letter that I wrote to myself after a training I took last year. The training was a SAR(Sexual Attitudes Reassessment) at the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) annual conference. When this (love) letter arrived I had several memories that were triggered; not all […]Continue Reading... No Comments.