In addition to its leadership retreats, the BBP also has released a ground breaking health book, Freeing Ourselves: A Guide to Health and Self Love for Brown Bois. Created to fill an essential need otherwise lacking, the book provides holistic healthcare information on a broad range of topics, from mental health to pregnancy to trans surgeries, as well as beautiful pictures, charts, and personal narratives. Freeing Ourselves is available on a sliding scale on the BBP website, and is now being distributed by Third Root Community Health Center in NYC.
FORGE Forward, a “Milwaukee-based, progressive organization whose mission is to support, educate and advocate for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies)”, continues its critical work in addressing the needs of transgender survivors of sexual violence. With the assistance of federal funding, Michael Munson and Laurie Cooke-Daniels launched a beautiful new program this October called Writing to Heal.Writing to Heal is offered free of charge to “transgender folks, gender variant individuals, and loved ones whose lives have been touched by sexual abuse or assault”, and uses group phone calls, education, and writing prompts to help survivors towards greater wellness.