When we’re grounded in community, we’re stronger together. Forward’s mission is to elevate the Black community by amplifying our stories and experiences through the voices of Black people. We are building our foundation in Portland with the intention of expanding the stories we share and connections we make far beyond Oregon. The goal of this blog is to strengthen the Black community by eliminating the competitive lines that have been drawn amongst creatives. In doing so, we create space for us to come together and collaborate for the same cause: community.