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Check Out Kay & Dahlia of House of Black’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kay & Dahlia.

Hi Kay & Dahlia, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers.
We were discussing bathhouses, arcades in adult erotic shops, and how (mainly) white, cis-gendered, heterosexual men can get granted access to these spaces inconspicuously and leave them and go back to their privileged lives unscathed and we as Black, queer, femme-presenting people aren’t granted that same access.

While there are spaces that are accepting of us, there weren’t many, if any, spaces that were exclusively for us.

We felt we deserved specifically curated spaces to mingle, explore, play, and express ourselves freely with people in our community… So we made it happen!

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It certainly hasn’t been a smooth road.

With the only full-time in-house staff being me (Dahlia) and Kay, we’ve experienced our fair share of roadblocks.

From last-minute venue changes days before our very first interactive event to having our ideas stolen, and behind-the-scenes mishaps, we’ve always managed to pull everything together and give our attendees experiences they will never forget, the education they will always utilize, and a vibe like no other.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
House of Black is a Black queer-run organization focused on creating safe spaces for sexual liberation and pleasure activism for Black and Brown Queer & Trans people.

In creating workshops, erotic experiences, interactive events, and theater with autonomy, safety, and consent as our pillars, we actively work to change the perception of Black kink and help queer and trans people safely explore their desires.

Our proudest moment by far has been the ABC (anything but clothes) Party we had in June. This was the first time we felt we had truly seen our vision come to life. Seeing the blissful faces of our members enjoy the space we put together for them will forever be engraved in our memories.

What do you like best about our city? What do you like least?
Likes: Food and sense of camaraderie amongst close-knit communities. Dislike the fact there are little to no queer spaces specifically for Black & Brown people.

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Tonal (@tonals.corner)

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