AF is once again thrilled that we’re growing and stretching our arms to West and Southern Africa. We welcome aboard three new feminist writers from The Gambia, South Africa and Kenya/Botswana. Their short bio’s are shared below. We look forward to sharing their thoughts and experiences among our growing community of AF writers.
JAMA JACK (The Gambia)
Jama Jack has been a social justice activist since the age of 10, working on issues ranging from HIV/AIDS, child rights, girl’s education, and women’s rights and gender. She identifies as a feminist and uses her professional skills in communications and journalism to enhance her advocacy and activism, especially through the use of new media. Jama is a writer and has been blogging on Linguere since 2011, creating a platform for women’s stories, as well as training organisations and individuals on new media communications. She leverages the power of social media as an effective communication tool to reach out to young people on issues of interest and spark conversations on sometimes taboo topics.
You can find more of Jama’s writing at linguerebi.wordpress.com and get in touch with her on twitter @TheJamaJack
ANELE ZUKISWA MAPHUMULO (South Africa)
Anele is a student who is an intersectional feminist. She believes that her purpose as a feminist is to help, encourage and love other womxn. She is interested in reading books, cooking and listening to good music. She hopes to empower readers and she would also love to garner knowledge as a writer.
NYAGUTHII KIOI (Kenya)
Nyaguthii is a 22-year old student from Kenya pursuing a Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Nairobi. She is also a young mother to a gorgeous little boy and an activist for young mothers as well as victims and survivors of Gender Based Violence. She is the founder of an initiative called Nilibeba Foundation which is a platform for young mothers to give each other support. She is a Vunja Kimya Ambassador meaning that she represents a campaign called Vunja Kimya which is all about breaking the silence on matters of Gender Based Violence, especially in the University level as well as being a peer mentor. She has great dreams and ambitions and hopes to make her mark in the world and leave it a better place and to raise a boy she’ll be proud of. She is a feminist and does not hesitate to speak out against oppression and misogyny.
More of her writing can be found at www.misskioi.wordpress.com.
If you are interested in becoming a permanent or guest writer at AF, please check out our submissions page here. AF is on a mission to feature at least one feminist voice from each of the 54 African countries.