Dear AIAWC Friends and Supporters, With blog maintenance and events appearances, we have had a few busy months at the Collective. We have seen it grow in so many ways, and we have been fortunate enough to amass the following that we have now. As we make plans for our next bi-monthly issue, and to reflect on where we are now, we have decided to take a short
Our editor, Yossie, shares her thoughts on this month’s theme: BLACK WOMEN IN STEM + SCI-FI. I cannot claim to be a woman ‘in tech‘, or, widely, the fields of STEM – I merely sit back and marvel at the work that various women, especially women of colour, are doing in these traditionally male-dominated industries. They are doing amazing work and challenging conventions one innovative initiative/project at a time. From ‘Lola Odelola, founder
Our editors Yovanka Paquete Perdigao and Yossie Paul share their thoughts on this month’s theme LOVE. Yovanka Paquete Perdigao February is usually considered the month of Love. Throughout the year, we are usually too busy trying to survive life’s challenges to be present in the moment. We tend to forget to be caring and grateful to our loved ones, despite the fact that they are always present at our side.
Our editors Ella Achola and Yossie Paul share their thoughts on this month’s theme ACADEMIA. Yossie Paul I tend to call myself a reader before anything else. What this means is that in order to understand something, I turn, first, to words, to books. I have always sought answers in books. When the concept of feminism was first introduced to me, it happened within an academic sphere. Thus, I primarily