Because sometimes girls who look "straight", aren't.
“Straight”… But Not Narrow Ladies is an exclusive members only community of bi femme and bi curious women of color. We began as a discreet group for attractive, feminine, brown women that identify as bisexual, bi-curious, pansexual, queer or straight/heterosexual that "dabble"; and, are interested in meeting others like themselves. We quickly evolved into a growing community of bi femme and bi curious women of color providing a safe space to explore, share meaningful real life interactions and unfiltered dialog.
The intersection of race and sexuality can be interestingly complexed for women of color as they are inherently faced with many challenges. Studies show that bisexuals are the largest group in the LGBTQIA+ community. But with this said, they are the most invisible and underrepresented as their existence and legitimacy is often questioned or even denied by not only heterosexuals but also members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Women of color often struggle to find visibility and representation. In a sense, women of color that fall outside of the heteronormative box are often isolated. They fall subject to the internal and external cultural stigmas, taboos, microaggressions and stereotypes around gender, race, sexuality and sexual expression. “Straight”… But Not Narrow Ladies understands these cultural stigmas, taboos, microaggressions and stereotypes around sexuality, sexual fluidity, and sexual expression among women of color. We recognize how these factors present a need for discretion while our sisters explore their deeper truths. Our members only community supports this exploration without judgement. Our members are intimately connected to this truth and walk a similar path.
Communities of color are struggling with hunger, employment, violence, systemic racism and the residual effects of slavery, among other challenges. A place and a space to discuss sexual identity, curiosities or preferences is a privilege not afforded to many households. “Straight”… But Not Narrow Ladies recognizes the challenges and the need for safe spaces to discuss the aforementioned issues while creating meaningful connections. We strive to rewrite the toxic narrative of women of color, to empower them to own their truths and to support them in their search for liberation through open non-judgmental dialogue and curated events.
Our curated events and workshops cultivate and support our community of bi femmes and bi curious women of color with our SBNNL Sanctum events offering a sacred and sensual space to celebrate the power and magic of femininity that resides within women of color. Unapologetic, authentic, organic and meaningful connections to like-minded women of color. “Straight”… But Not Narrow Ladies, because sometimes girls that look “straight” aren’t.TM
If this resonates with you, we welcome you to join us. If not, it's ok - we welcome you to make a monetary contributionhere to support our efforts. Your contribution will help us create and host events and retreats across the country to connect with our members and help bi women of color be seen and heard.