In our ongoing Inspiring African Feminists series, we feature Godiva Akullo from Uganda. Godiva, a Harvard Graduate, is a feminist lawyer and teacher of the law with a background in human rights. Godiva has also been writing for AfricanFeminism (AF) since 2016.
AF: How would you define your feminism and what it is rooted in?
GA: My feminism is rooted in love for Womyn and love for myself. Love for humanity as well because feminism for me is directed not just at the ending of sexist oppression, but at ending all oppression including homophobic, transphobic, racist, capitalist oppression etc Feminism to me, is an ideology of love.
AF: What has shaped your understanding of feminism?
AF is grateful to Godiva for taking time to share with us in this interview as well as her writings on AF.