A Resource Guide For Race Education To Encourage Inclusive Living & Wellness
Sexual wellness is intrinsically linked to racial justice and equality for all, and Black people in particular. This is not only because Black people face the greatest inequalities when it comes to sexual and reproductive health access but also because the sexuality movement has been and continues to be led by the Black community. Pride Month would not exist were it not for the activism of Black, Queer people.
The recent news has impacted all of us in varying ways, and we fully acknowledge that any ongoing conversation and action has to be long-term and holistic. We want everyone to feel they have the resources available to heal and/or do the work going forward, so we have compiled a list of books, media, organisations and communities that are centering and engaging with these discussions.
Self-Care & Community Resources for Black People
Therapy For Black Men - A US Database of therapists and coaches for Black boys and men, also offering a list of resources and organisations.
Therapy for Black Girls - A podcast and online community and private support group for Black girls and women to discuss their mental health
Dr Jennifer Mullan (@decolonizingtherapy) a psychologist creating a dialogue around the wellbeing of Queer Indigenous, Black and Brown People of Colour
HealHaus (@healhaus) A wellness community currently offering healing workshops for Black people
MyMendu (@mymendu) - An online guided journaling community for People of Colour
How to Survive the End of the World - A podcast on handling the apocalypse with grace, vigour and curiosity.
Allyship and Unlearning Racism
Me and White Supremacy (a workbook) Layla F. Saad
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Renni Eddo-Lodge
This Book is Anti-Racist - Tiffany Jewell & Aurelia Durand
Natives - Akala
Don’t Touch My Hair - Emma Dabiri
The Space Between Black & White - Esuantsiwa Jane Goldsmith
How to Be Anti-Racist - Ibram X. Kendi
Sister Outsider - Audre Lorde
Women, Race & Class - Angela Y. Davis
White Fragility - Robin DiAngelo
Combing the Roots - Ally Henny
Hoodrat to Headwrap - Ericka Hart & Ebony Donnley
Sex Ed in Color - Cameron Glover
Seeing White - Scene on Radio
13th - Ava Duvernay
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson - David France
Organisations to support
Decolonising Contraception - Sexual health and reproductive justice organisation led by Black and POC
Black History Walks - Educational platform on Black UK History
UK Black Pride - Official Pride celebrating LGBTQIA+ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle-Eastern & Latin American heritage and their friends & lovers.
Check Your Privilege - A resource community helping people dismantle their relationship with oppression
Gal-dem - A media publication led by women and non-binary people of colour
Black Cultural Archives - national heritage centre dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of African and Caribbean people in Britain.
This list is not exhaustive but we hope it can provide those who need it a helpful place to start.