“I’m optimistic about movements focused on taking back healing and wellness, so that it’s not looked at as a luxury for white people. People of Color and LGBTQ folks have gone through so much, and often we need it the most. Shit is foul right now, and despite the violence, we’re still able to rise.”
– Ryann Holmes
We need these places to find joy, love and community in the unpredictable months ahead.
“bklyn boihood came into existence as a response to the absence of positive representation of transmasculinity among people of color. For co-founder Ryann M Holmes, forming a community was “a way for me to tell myself to love myself more, to be excited (in my being) a ‘weirdo’. I was owning it, and I was affirming to myself that I am just as beautiful…”
“Queer fashionistas crowded into the basement of the Ace Hotel this past Sunday, hoping to get their shot at a runway spot for a gender nonconforming fashion show called VERGE that will be presented at the Brooklyn Museum during New York Fashion Week 2015…”
bklyn boihood and Rimarkable present JOY: Build community with JOY, a multigenerational celebration of queer and trans people of color. Enjoy music, board games, Spades tournaments, dance-offs, and special guest DJs. Featuring sets by Nappy Nina and resident Rimarkable. bklyn boihood is a collective that creates visibility within the LGBTQ+ community, crossing barriers of gender, race, class, age, and sexuality..
“InspiHERed By spotlights phenomenal women in the Black queer community—everyone from artists to activists. Each week ELIXHER features someone whose personal journey and individual craft inspire us to dream bigger, laugh harder, and love deeper. This week we chat with Morgan Mann Willis, a New York City-based writer and consultant…”
“Ok, so what is a "boi?" according to Urbandictionary.com (a HIGHLY trusted source), it's a word used in "the lesbian community, a young transgendered/androgynous/masculine person who is biologically female and presents themselves in a young, boyish way." Ryann Holmes, the co-founder of Bklyn Boihood, whose mission is defined as "to spread love through community-building events, music and art while sharing our journey as bois of color who believe in safe spaces, accountable action and self-care" has a more interesting way to answer that question...”