"marching in solidarity"

AWID

“Solidarity, as I understand it, is more than just a passive concept that people refer to when for whatever reason they want to say they support you, rather, it is a verb, and it is something that as feminists we must actively ‘do.’ It involves the deep and intentional practice of listening to each other and hearing what it is that each of us needs and wants, as much as it is about mutual trust and
respect.”

 

"WHO WOULD BE IF WE DID NOT SPEAK? A LETTER FOR YARA"

The Feminist Wire

“ ‘Solidarity,’ you once said in an interview, “is not only important in terms of having a collective feeling of support but also…to let our African governments know that there are other feminists watching out for their sisters and supporting [each other].” I read your words over and over and often think to myself whether you knew that the time would come when you would need us, your fellow African sisters, feminists, and friends to stand up and say something, to stand up and speak – for you.”

 

"WHY POPULAR CULTURE MATTERS FOR AFRICAN FEMINISM (ON SOMETHING OTHER THAN BEYONCE)"

AWDF

“And just how do we change the channel? By recognizing that when it comes to feminism, popular culture through the vehicles of art, film, music, theatre, photography, books and other media helps to translate feminist philosophies, issues, and concepts into everyday language, making them more relevant and relatable.”

 

"BLACK GIRL SABBATICALS: AMINA'S STORY"

Politics & Fashion Blog  

“there is no shame in creating the space, and making time in order to allow yourself to heal. admitting the need for rest and prioritizing wellness does not make you any less of a “great” human being (or an activist). in fact, it speaks to the heart of self-preservation and revolutionary love, something that black women like toni cade bambara and audre lorde wrote so fiercely about.”

 

 

 
 
 Photo Credit: Sabriya Simon

Photo Credit: Sabriya Simon

 

"R/EVOLUTIONARY LOVE SOUNDS: A MIXTAPE FOR ASSATA"

The Feminist Wire

“Sister Assata, like you, I’ve always believed that r/evolution lives in the music.”

 

"TO GIRLS WHOSE THIGHS TOUCH"

“I realised that this ‘fat shaming’ isn’t just something that happens in the amorphous “media” that we tend to blame for everything, but often in our own homes, amongst our families and in our communities.”

 

"FEMINISM, FASHION AND THE POLITICS OF ADORNMENT"

"The Body is Not An Apology" Blog

“Through education, personal transformation projects, and community building, The Body Is Not An Apology fosters global, radical, unapologetic self love that translates to radical human action in service toward a more just and compassionate world.”