Brienne Colston

Healing Justice Collective


Brienne Colston (they/she) is a queer and genderqueer Black feminist, musician, guest lecturer, and community healer hailing from the South Bronx. She serves as both the Co-Director of Community Healing & Transformation at the United States Department of Arts & Culture (USDAC) and the Founder and Executive Director of Brown Girl Recovery, a Black and queer-led healing justice practice space founded in 2017. Brienne, affectionately known in the community as “BC,” divides her time between her daily work as a healing justice practitioner and racial equity facilitator. She serves as a social justice consultant for an array of mid to high-level organizations, colleges, and universities such as the NYC Department of Mental Health & Hygiene, The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, The Indianapolis Public School District, Columbia University School of Social Work, among others.