Sex Ed should be shared with every single teenager alive! Whether it’s taught in their school or not. Teens should be at least a little educated on reproductive health. Sex isn’t something that should be hidden from us. If this continues to happen more consequences will continue to happen too. Teens are clueless about sex […]
Just like so many people of color are mistreated, and have their natural rights ignored and abused, so many women of color have been mistreated for centuries and are cast away into the dark having their stories disappear with the air we breathe out. So many people believe women of color are useless and considered […]
Comb your hair, clean my house, bathe those kids
We are objects, We are inferior
Our heads bow down as our backs bend over
Palms face thigh, skin shedding
Thoughts crawling, Lips sealed
Hair long to the elbows, to the hands that ache from serving the full
Pierced ears listen to weak, prideful demands
Hearts racing, tongue stuck to the base […]
We met through mutual friends and
With no knowledge of the concept of time, we consumed each other.
Fed and misused each other,
we sat back and grooved with each other.
We had the whole universe in line with the vibrations of our emotion
with our overwhelming intuition and commotion,
we resided in a temple with toxic lotuses growing from the […]
What am I good for?
I sit here begging for your attention,
Which by the way is never given.
But yet I make sure you never ask for more.
So tell me what am I good for?
You don’t open my door
or call to make sure I’m good.
But yet I keep your ass from being from the hood.
So tell me […]
Confused as to what has affected you more, your gender or your background. The black women, who’s passion and dedication runs even deeper than her melanin. Known to be so defensive and so angry, but shit you’re allowed to be defensive, angry, tired because your nourishment goes unnoticed, your strength and determination goes unseen. I […]
Why are our voices not heard? We sit, stand, and say we are equal, but where is the equality? We experience beatings, assault, sexual assault , pro filings, and racism all to be stuck in the same position we’ve been in for minutes, hours, months, years, decades, centuries. Why are our voices not heard when […]
TORCH is a youth-focused program designed to educate people about sexual and reproductive health and rights in New York City. Our peer-led facilitation approach allows us to connect with youth and health care providers in a comprehensive and realistic way. Our mission is to empower young people to make informed choices and lead healthier lives.
TORCH peer […]
At the beginning of ninth grade, I started working with the Teen Outreach Reproductive CHallenge (TORCH) program in New York City, and I continue to work with the organization to this day. TORCH is a youth focused program designed to educate teens on sexual and reproductive health rights in New York City. Yes, I, […]