We think that healthy sex for healthy beings starts with talking, no matter your demographic. But we also recognize that the conversation can look a little different, depending on who’s having it. For black women in DC, we’re taking extra steps in tailoring resources that support you.
VOICES FROM THE COMMUNITY
FOR SEX & YOUR HEALTH
- The #PrEPforHer Campaign helps you spread the word to other black women about PrEP.
- Ask a Sex Therapist is a YouTube sex ed channel hosted by a black woman.
- AskGoody.com is sex toys reviews and sex info by a black woman.
- Incarnation Institute for Sex and Faith is black, inclusive, science-friendly, and sex-positive Christianity.
- TWIB After Dark is a sex positive podcast from a black perspective.
- SexAbled is sex ed for people living with disabilities.
- Thirst Aid Kit is a ridiculously funny WOC hosted podcast that talks about female desire.
- Youtuber and social media influencer, Shan Boodram, talks about EVERYTHING from her experience getting an STD to what it’s like to be in an open relationship.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
- Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC is an excellent health resource for black women in DC.
- Healthier Futures is a resource on holistic health for black women.
- Women of Color Sexual Health Network is an extensive network of WOC working in the sexuality field.
- Condoms, the shot, the IUD… there are a million different ways to prevent a pregnancy. Let Bedsider be your birth control guide.
- The DC Center supports the black LGBT community in DC.
- Black Women’s Health Imperative is a national organization focused on black women’s health.
- The Women’s Collective is a DC-based clinic that provides health and human right services to women.
- Therapy for Black Girls features a therapist directory and great resources from the website’s founder, Dr. Joy.
- The Women’s Health and Fitness Expo comes to DC every year and it’s free!
RELATIONSHIP HELP & ADVICE
- Come to the the Essence Relationship column for all your relationship questions, from a black perspective.
- xoNecole is sex and relationship advice for and by black women.
- For Harriet is a multifaceted platform for Black women’s storytelling and journalism that features stories about sex, sexuality, mental health and more.
- MadameNoire, a lifestyle blog for black women, has a great relationships section.
- Refinery29 has a great health section that cover relationships, sex tips and more—plus they always feature diverse writers.
- My Sister’s Place is a DC org that assists in domestic violence situations. **Please Note: If you share a computer with your abuser, be sure that he or she cannot check to see what websites you have visited.**
OUR CITY, OUR COMMUNITY
- Find your community! DC has a plethora of MeetUp groups for black women.
- District MotherHued is a networking, support and social organization for millennial WOC mothers.
- The Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives offers an array of services and events for women in DC.
- The Red Pump Project is a community of women who are all about fighting HIV stigma.
- What does it mean to be enough? Redefine Enough seeks to challenge traditional notions of what it means to be a whole woman.
- Tagg Magazine is a DC-based blog and magazine for lesbian, queer and “under the rainbow” communities.