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Welcome to the S.H.E. Circle Online Wellness Community!

Finally a place that is just for us! Look around. Make yourself at home. You know when family comes over it is always live. Well this is the joint where the family comes to talk about the things we can do as Black lesbians and women who love women need to do to make sure that we stay healthy – or for some of us get healthy. And by us I mean all of us – doms, femmes, butches, studs, Andro girls, lipstick lesbians, moms, wives, queer teens, crones, and elders. All of us!

On this site you will find information on health issues important to our lives including breast and gynecologic care, cancer screening, tobacco, depression, diet and exercise, and cultivating a healthy spirit. We truly believe that it is all connected. My body can’t be healthy if my mind and spirit aren’t healthy! A lot of sistahs are walking around with a whole set of Louis Vuitton suitcases full of issues, past hurt, and pain. Like Sistah BADU sang ‘One day all them bags gone get in your way.’ Those bags are keeping us from living our most authentic life.

This is the time and the place to unpack all those bags. We need to renew our spirit. Reconnect with our bodies. Reengage our power. This is our community and this is our global community health center. So, grab a chair. Have a sit down. And make a commitment to some changes and live a healthier life.

Who We Are

Meet the women behind the vision:


Health Research

Learn about the Black Women to Women Spirit Health Education Survey, our groundbreaking research study of more than 600 African American lesbian and bisexual women.


Support S.H.E. Circle

Like what you see? Help us grow! S.H.E. Circle is for us, by us, and it's to us to keep it going. Your financial support is appreciated. Donations may be made online or by check:

Please visit our PayPal page and make a donation of any dollar amount. In the note to the seller box, please add a note about your donation to SHE Circle.



Please make your check payable to Mautner Project (put SHE Circle in the memo!) and mail your donation to:

The Mautner Project
ATTN: SHE Circle
1300 19th Street NW
Suite 700
Washington DC 20036

Mautner Project is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.You can also contribute to The Mautner Project via the United Way's Combined Federal Campaign. Choose #2675.

S.H.E. Circle is funded in part by a grant from the DC Cancer Consortium.

If you or your organization is interested in becoming a program sponsor, please contact us.


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Tell a sistah, tell a friend! Also, if you have a web site, please link to S.H.E. Circle with our cool banners and graphics. Download them here.


About The Mautner Project:

S.H.E. Circle is a program of the Mautner Project. Founded in 1990, the Mautner Project is the only national organization dedicated to lesbians with cancer, their partners and caregivers. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of sexual minority women (SMW) and their families by:

Learn more about the Mautner Project: