Ain't I A Woman Collective

Centring the Voices of Women with African Ancestry

About Us

Founded in 2015, the Ain’t I A Woman Collective aims to centre the voices of women with African ancestry in Europe and beyond. We believe that there is a need for more creative spaces for black women’s voices, writing and well-being, and work to constantly work to carve out such space.

We derive our name from Sojourner Truth’s famous 1851 speech ‘Ain’t I A Woman’ in which she challenged prevailing ideas of womanhood that excluded black women. Diaspora feminisms everywhere are interlinked through struggles that are intersectional and we strive to join a tradition of resilience as we join the effort to amplify black women’s voices.

Have a read of our Womanifesto here.

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