Ain't I A Woman Collective

Centring the Voices of Women with African Ancestry

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Black Feminist Spotlight: SELINA NWULU

An Ain’t I A Woman Collective series to highlight the herstories of different black feminists from around the world.   Who is Selina Nwulu? I am a writer, essayist and poet. I write about many things, but often look at global protest, social and environmental justice and how this links with notions of identity, nostalgia, and belonging. I have recently published my first collection of poetry called The Secrets I

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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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Interview with Feminista Jones: Part 2

In part two this interview our events coordinator Prisca Vungbo speaks with black feminist Feminista Jones about self-preservation, social media and the advice she would give to her younger self. Missed part 1? Read it here!   Prisca: You stated that you have “decades of experience.” So with regards to this statement could you share with us some insight into your personal journey to feminism, and whether you get tired? Because it can

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Interview with Feminista Jones: Part 1

In part one this interview our events coordinator Prisca Vungbo speaks with black feminist Feminista Jones about her activism, harassment and diaspora feminisms. “Just email her!” The women of AIAWC drummed into my ears as I nervously hovered over the send button, reminding myself that my introversion would need to be put aside for this kind of task. “Sent.” There was no turning back now… [I google ‘how to evolve into an ambivert]. The response

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Event: Black Diaspora Feminism(s) – Audre Lorde and the Emergence of Black Feminism in Germany

Date: 24 April 2015     Time: 6:30 PM Finishes: 24 April 2015     Time: 9:00 PM Venue: SOAS, Russell Square: Khalili Lecture Theatre Type of Event: Film Screening of Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years followed by a panel discussion with film maker and friend of Audre Lorde Dr. Dagmar Schultz, Dr. Marion Kraft who is featured in the film, and Ella Achola, founder and editor of the Ain’t I a Woman Collective. 

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