About Us

When we think of a flower, we often only celebrate it once it blooms. We don’t always think of the roots and the life-giving energy that is shared. These roots aren’t competing for water or nutrients; these roots are strengthening and building a solid foundation. Forward is both the roots and potential that blooms when Black and brown creatives come together as a community. There is so much beauty that exists in being able to relate to one another and seeing yourself in the people you’re working with. 


Forward is a blog powered by the Black creatives that happen to work together at Owen Jones in Portland, OR. Our stories are multidimensional and are presented in the blog in a way that reflects each storyteller’s desired representation. This project has blossomed into a platform to come together, collaborate and elevate our stories as we continue to move each other forward.