Upspoken organized two live events in the Bay Area and Los Angeles where Black women could come together to freely and unapologetically share their stories and embrace each other’s experiences.

The Way We Talk About Sexual Health Doesn’t Work for Black Women. Let’s Change That.

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Jun 18 · 5 min read

“I feel like the media and people’s minds are flooded with this image of Black women that we’re angry, that we’re ready to fight, we’re just basically ghetto heathens, and not really considered to be attractive, basically a last resort woman. And, I feel like, every day, whether I’m going on an interview, or I have a job, or whatever, I have to constantly prove that I’m a nice girl and I’m not faking it ’til I get off the clock.”
— California Wellness Foundation in-depth interview participant: age 27, Black female high school graduate.

Do not pass go. Meet Black women where they are.

Embrace (don’t exploit ) culture appropriately to establish trust.

Give your audience a way to engage with and eventually own the conversation.


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