Kailer’s so long letter to Chroma

As this summer comes to an end, so does my time working with Chroma NB. I started last summer as an intern, helping out with marketing and social media as well as the drop-in space for youth, and was fortunate enough to be kept on after my internship ended. Over the past year I’ve beenContinue reading “Kailer’s so long letter to Chroma”

Strengthen your relationships with #SpeakOUT!

Starting on August 18, Chroma NB received support from Egale Canada and invited youth to embrace artistic expression, while learning about consent, through SpeakOUT. Knowing that 2SLGBTQIA+ people are at higher risk of gender based violence, and that this can be mitigated through conversations and education for youth, the project was for 2SLGBTQIA+ and allyContinue reading “Strengthen your relationships with #SpeakOUT!”

Expressions of Pride: Youth and Educators React to Policy 713

Our campaign “Expressions of Pride” has concluded, and we’re grateful for the response from the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and allies in New Brunswick. Through art and letters, participants have highlighted the impact of Policy 713, both as it was and as it is since this spring’s revisions. The policy initially aimed to create an inclusive spaceContinue reading “Expressions of Pride: Youth and Educators React to Policy 713”

Chroma Partnership with The Kindness Closet

Chroma started its partnership with The Kindness Closet in May 2023. The Kindness Closet, a thrift boutique with a vision to make the world more kind, has made an excellent partner. As part of our partnership, a fellow intern and I volunteer in The Kindness Closet. The boutique brings a sense of community where IContinue reading “Chroma Partnership with The Kindness Closet”

Two-Spirit Allyship Workshop

On June 8th, Chroma NB and students from the Saint John Learning Exchange attended a Two-Spirit allyship workshop graciously hosted by Gage Perley, a respected member of the Wolastoquey and Mi’kmaq tribes from the Tobique First Nation (Neqotkuk), who identifies as a Two-Spirit man. The topic of Two-Spirit identity was explored, we identified issues thatContinue reading “Two-Spirit Allyship Workshop”

A Student Perspective on Chroma’s Rainbow Lunch Club

Rainbow Lunch Club is one of the programs offered by Chroma for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and allies! When asked where I wanted to be placed for my high school Co-op class, I fought to get a placement with a program that promotes inclusivity and helps those like me. Everyday students from local high schools walk toContinue reading “A Student Perspective on Chroma’s Rainbow Lunch Club”

Workshops and Werk/Shops: Chroma’s Pop-up 2SLGBTQIA+ March Break Camp Week

From March 6th through March 10th, Chroma NB organized a very unique pop-up March Break Camp for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community youth. The first of its kind in Saint John, this week full of a balance of new skill learning/building and entertaining fun. On the first day of this queer youth camp started out with creativityContinue reading “Workshops and Werk/Shops: Chroma’s Pop-up 2SLGBTQIA+ March Break Camp Week”

Happy Little Rainbows and The Joy of Art with Cass

Art is meant to be accessible. Folx of all ages can be talented and accomplished in the world of art, but the best part about creation is that anyone can do it so long as they have the tools and encouragement. North East Moon’s Cass, artist in-residence at our very own city market, brings theContinue reading “Happy Little Rainbows and The Joy of Art with Cass”

Chroma’s Hat Trick: One for All Festival, Elton John Tribute & Sea Dogs Game

Hello out there, we’re on the air! It’s hockey night in Saint John! It was a blustery winter weather kind of night when Chroma joined people from our community at TD Station for an exuberating night of hockey, community interaction and performance! On this electrifying night, 2SLGBTQIA+ organizations, artists, boards, businesses, friends, family and communityContinue reading “Chroma’s Hat Trick: One for All Festival, Elton John Tribute & Sea Dogs Game”

Chroma Celebrates 2SLGBTQIA+ Black Icons for Black History Month

Chroma NB proudly featured black activists, artists, community pillars, educators and crucial pillars of 2SLGBTQIA+ society to highlight their immeasurable contributions to celebrate Black History Month and share information with our community about these noteworthy figures of history and present. Chris Cochrane (Elle Noir, She/Her) is a trans black activist & public speaker who educatesContinue reading “Chroma Celebrates 2SLGBTQIA+ Black Icons for Black History Month”