Ain't I A Woman Collective

Centring the Voices of Women with African Ancestry

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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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Visual: The Gaze on Agbogbloshie: The Misrepresentation of West Africa as Dystopia

By Heather Agyepong   This project intends to explore the misrepresentation of Ghana’s Agbogbloshie and the resulting socio-economic reality. Agbogbloshie is portrayed as the continent’s largest electrical wasteland; in truth it is a functional, profit-making recycling network. The conditions are harsh and pollution is rife but its inhabitants manage to live, work and save money for their families. In the last decade, Agbogbloshie has received an influx of western media attention depicting the displaced African as

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Visual: Women on Sex

Trigger Warning: Sexual violence   Thoughts and opinions of a range of African women on sex. The aim of the show is to inspire debate that challenges perceived norms & attitudes towards sex, led by African women who have traditionally been dismissed as “voiceless” by pop culture. Here’s to women, here’s to sex. Join the conversation @WomenOnSex!   Image: Courtesy of Mmabatho Montsho   About the film maker: Mmabatho is a

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