Ain't I A Woman Collective

Centring the Voices of Women with African Ancestry

Category Interviews

Meet Brazil’s biggest Youtube Stars: Tati Sacramento

To celebrate Black women in Tech, we have an ongoing interview series with Brazilian Black Youtubers. Our first is Tati Sccramento from Bahia! What do you love about being a Brazilian Black woman? I live in Bahia known as Black Rome. In every corner you see can see the influence of  African culture.  It is very strong despite the refusal of some to accept it, but being able to feel close

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Black Woman Spotlight: ‘Lola Odelola

An Ain’t I A Woman Collective series to highlight the stories of different black women around the world. This week, our spotlight is on Damilola Odelola, a poet and programmer who “learnt to write when she was 3-years old” and hasn’t stopped since. Damilola fell in love with coding by accident and has been on a quest to learn and teach as much as possible. She is the founder of

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Black Woman Spotlight: SELINA NWULU

An Ain’t I A Woman Collective series to highlight the stories of different black women 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 let Slip.  

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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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Interview with Ruth Sutoyé

Our editor Ella Achola speaks with poet Ruth Sutoyé about feminism, faith and what it means to be British-Nigerian in different countries and academia.   Ella: Who is Ruth Sutoyé? Ruth: I’m British-Nigerian, raised in East London by my very Nigerian mother so I’m very much in tune with my heritage. I’m a poet/writer and I’m currently in the process of collating my first chapbook of poetry to be released

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Interview with Jacq Applebee

Our editor Ella Achola speaks with writer Jacq Applebee about erotic fiction, (bi)sexuality and womanism.   Ella: Who is Jacq Applebee? Jacq: I’m a black, bisexual and polyamorous person. I describe myself as mostly female now but I’ve questioned gender even though I’m fine with pronouns such as she and her, and I’m okay with being described as a woman most of the time. I’m a writer of erotic fiction

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