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Growing up with domestic violence

Support the blog You can donate through Paypal or GoFundme Translation from an article I wrote for a French feminist review, le Roseaux. I am sharing with you an experience that has affected me and had consequences throughout my life: growing up with domestic violence. I grew up hearing my mother being belittled, humiliated, beaten, strangled, threatened with…

Growing up with domestic violence
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WHAT IS BLACK FEMINISM?

Black feminism is still misunderstood, considered as not different from other feminists movements, the equivalent to intersectional feminism or anti-black men. Feminism itself is often seen as monolithic, a cause combining all women's causes. Universal feminism cannot meet the needs of all women. It rejects other realities such as islamophobia, sexism, racism, anti-Semitism, classism and…

WHAT IS BLACK FEMINISM?
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The 11th Berlin Biennale Amplifies Diverse Narratives

The question often arises about the role of art, its necessity, when the public does not always understand it. Is it necessary to have a more socially engaged art, a political art bearing witness to our societies? Art fulfils many functions, is versatile and can not be defined within limited settings.I had the honour of…

The 11th Berlin Biennale Amplifies Diverse Narratives
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Why black women’s pregnancy is risky?

Disclaimer: The purpose of this article is not to hierachise the suffering. Any pregnancy can be risky. The article aims to raise awareness of the situation of pregnant black women. The first time I heard about how black women’s pregnancy and the issues related, was while listening to a podcast, how racial bias in medical…

Why black women’s pregnancy is risky?

5 Asian Female Revolutionaries You Never Heard Of

Revolutions and women are terms not usually used together. We rarely heard of female revolutionaries often come to mind as men, revolted, wielding weapons and devoted body and soul to their cause, until death do them part. After highlighting the role of pioneers of feminism on the Asian continent, the present article is this time…

5 Asian Female Revolutionaries You Never Heard Of
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Who was Khiuaz Dospanova ?

Khiuaz Dospanova is referred to as a "Heroine of Kazakhstan", a prodigious female aviator having fought the fascists during the Second World War. She was born in 1922, in the village of Ganyushkino, located in the southwest of today's Kazakhstan. Her only dream is to become a pilot. With her pilot's license in her pocket,…

Who was Khiuaz Dospanova ?
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I’m tired of your performative allyship

Allyship has been lately, extremely performative. The Black Lives Matter movement, racism, police brutality gained huge attention and interest in the last weeks. Would I see it as genuine interest? Not sure.  Many companies took a stance openly on Black Lives Matter tinged with hypocrisy and self-interest. Most of the online caption of companies are…

I’m tired of your performative allyship
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What does racialization mean?

The killing of George Floyd hit the headlines internationally and brings more ‘visibility’ to topics as police brutality, structural racism, systemic racism. But racialization is much less addressed and remains under the academic loop. However, racialization structures our society and impacts all of us during our lifetime. If you wonder what does racialization mean and…

What does racialization mean?

7 Asian Feminists Pioneers You Should Know

Do you know any Asian descent feminists? Probably activists of our time, but what about the pioneers of feminist movements in Asia? Maria Lorena Barros She is remembered as a charismatic leader, a talented poet and writer, and a feminist icon. Maria Lorena was born on the 24th March of 1948 in Baguio, a Filipino…

7 Asian Feminists Pioneers You Should Know

African Women Activists & Decolonization in the 20th Century

Patrice Lumumba, Thomas Sankara, Haile Selassie, Samory Touré, names of African decolonization's leading figures you might know. We often value the African activists who get involved in their country's liberation. What about African women? The involvement of African women activists in the anti-colonial struggle remains underestimated, less discussed but no less importantly. African women activists…

African Women Activists & Decolonization in the 20th Century
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Tricia Morrison, From Educator to Writer

Tricia Morrison is a Jamaican, trained teacher who has been working as an educator for over ten years. She has an MA in childhood studies and children’s rights from the Free University Berlin. Skills in reading, proofreading, and writing have been practised and gained throughout her academic and professional career. Tricia Morrison currently works as…

Tricia Morrison, From Educator to Writer
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Being Homosexual, Transgender, Non-Binary and French-Algerian

Disclaimer : Pronouns their/them/they are used, as Ïko, the person interviewed, is a non-binary person. They define theirself as homosexual. No transphobic, racist, anti-muslim, lesbophobic, homophobic comments or any kind of insult will be accepted. ‘I wish my sister was a slut rather than a lesbian’. Such are the hurtful words Ïko heard when their…

Being Homosexual, Transgender, Non-Binary and French-Algerian
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Shahidah Foster, The Creator of Black Girls Learn Languages

As a multilingual black woman who longed for a community of language learners thatlooked like me, I decided to start Black Girls Learn Languages, a multiplatform digitalcommunity for black women who are passionate about language. I created this platform toinspire, encourage and motivate black language learners by providing a space for us [blackwomen], sharing useful…

Shahidah Foster, The Creator of Black Girls Learn Languages

The Gender Binary Rejection and The Meaning Of Being Non-Binary

Have you ever wonder if you are non-binary? Girl/boy, women/man, isn't it an arbitrary dichotomy? Was there a period where you questioned either of those female and male gender identities? Many questions you might not have the answers to. The heteronormative beliefs and ideas are lately challenged by multiple non-binary identities. Contrary to popular belief, for centuries western…

The Gender Binary Rejection and The Meaning Of Being Non-Binary