Ain't I A Woman Collective

Centring the Voices of Women with African Ancestry

August 2015

Opinion: I Cut My Hair and Said “Bye Felicia” to Toxic Beauty Ideals

By Yovanka Perdigao   I cut my hair, like really short, just about a month ago. “Why is this noteworthy of an article,” you may think?   Well, my family hails from many places, including São Tomé and Príncipe, Cape Verde, and Guinea Bissau, all ex-colonies of Portugal. Most of my family currently live in Lisbon, and it was in that city that I came to understand what ‘blackness’, ‘whiteness’, ‘racism’ and

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Visual: How to Unlearn History

From awkward school encounters to offensive questions, our founder and editor Ella Achola often finds herself at the intersections of identity, and shared her big idea for bringing ourselves into the stories we tell at the last TEDxCoventGardenWomen conference at the Museum of London on 30 May 2015.   About the speaker: Born in Berlin, Ella identifies as Afro-German, discovering a history she only recently stumbled upon. She writes and

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