We are more than our trauma, we dare to joy.

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Our Work

We drive narrative change and build community

of Queer & Trans People of Color through a literary journal, and cultural educational events.

The Collections

A curated collection of nonfiction stories featuring academic articles, cultural critiques, and personal essays centered on a single theme that form a combined narrative of QTPoC experiences around that topic.

The Kickbacks

We create safe spaces where we can hold discussions, panels, parties, and more, to share conversations, to build connections, to celebrate our joy in common, all where QTPoC live and thrive.

OUR WORK

Color Bloq is elevating the voices and experiences of queer & trans BIPOC through twin programs that live in a direct relationship with each other to help drive our mission forward.

Curated Storytelling: The Collections

We elevate voices and experiences from all corners of the QTPoC family through curated collections featuring academic articles, cultural critiques, and personal essays centered on a single theme that form a combined narrative of QTPoC experiences around that topic.

Published with The Collections, each illustration is produced as an original, custom image meant to communicate ideas about the written work, and the themes presented within each piece.

Community Conversations: The Kickbacks

We host discussions, panels, and more, with deeper dives into the curated stories, to share conversations, to build connections, to celebrate our joy in common, all where QTPoC live and thrive.

These small community events feature writers, creatives, educators, leaders, and organizers that provide safe(r) spaces for conversation, adding depth to The Collections within a comfortable and familiar space.

PAST KICKBACKS
WORLDBUILDING: The Virtual Kickback
We hosted a virtual Kickback with a panel of writers from the WORLDBUILDING Collection.
QueerAfrofuturistik 2019
In November 2019, we coproduced and cohosted a collaborative event for Black queer & trans people during AfroTech
When POC Is Not Enough: Anti-Blackness in the LGBTQ+ Community
Color Bloq co-hosted Volume 2 of this community discussion,  working with The Transgender Cultural District, The Commonwealth Club of California, the Michelle Meow Show, and more.
Angels At The Front
We brought together staff from the Bay Area chapter of Border Angels, trans women from VisibiliT, poet Flava Mora, host Monica Bocanegro, and more, for a very special discussion about community building and community action for Latinx LGBTQ+ asylum seekers.

Curated Storytelling: The Collections

We elevate voices and experiences from all corners of the QTPoC family through curated collections featuring academic articles, cultural critiques, and personal essays centered on a single theme that form a combined narrative of QTPoC experiences around that topic.

Combined with each published work are illustrations produced as original, custom images meant to communicate ideas about the written work, and the themes presented within each piece.

Community Conversations: The Kickbacks

We host discussions, panels, and more, with deeper dives into the curated stories, to share conversations, to build connections, to celebrate our joy in common, all where QTPoC live and thrive. These small community events feature writers, creatives, educators, leaders, and organizers that provide safe(r) spaces for conversation, adding depth to The Collections within a comfortable and familiar space.

UPCOMING
JULY 2021

What has shaped the boundaries we maintain today? What impacts the boundaries we navigate between social, cultural, and political institutions?

In our upcoming Collection we will explore the boundaries of everyday interactions: from the personal to the political, professional to private, even those that define the barriers between what’s sexual and what’s intimate (or even platonic and romantic!).