Our Stories Our Voices is a three year initiative that aims to engage Black LGBTQ+ individuals in Toronto and across Canada. Our project specifically will work to identify and prioritize Black Trans, non-binary, queer, women, and those who might intersect with poverty, Madness/neurodivergence, migration, and disability. We will engage these audiences through two different phases
Across Boundaries and Adornment Stories have both built a framework centering a holistic mental health, allowing Black LGBTQ+ communities to bring their fullness into the space.
We aim to best reach and service our communities by blending grass roots and a charitable org approach. Through this collaboration we strengthen our intergenerational reach and ensure this project follows a for us by us methodology. .
Adornment Stories and Across Boundaries previous programs and methods have been duplicated and built on to ensure the engagement strategies are centered on community needs.