Ain't I A Woman Collective

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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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Opinion: On International Women’s Day, Black Lesbians and the Urgent Need for Black-Led Spaces

By Nonkululeko Anicia Khumalo On the 8th of March 2015, the world commemorated International Women’s Day and it was on the 13th of March 2015, when the Thabo Mbeki Foundation hosted an event to engage with the issues that are faced by women in South Africa’s society.

Poetry: girl child

By Angel C. Dye   what if i hadn’t been born a girl child? all round-faced and brown-eyed, soft-skinned and hair-bowed what if i could have bypassed the divide between wearing skirts and chasing them, placing too much value on my looks and giving girls complexes about theirs what would it have been like getting a pat on the back just for being born with an anatomical advantage? carrying nations

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