"My mom created an African bubble in the middle of Maryland": Stephanie Kimou (Cote d'Ivoire/USA) - 3/4

"My mom created an African bubble in the middle of Maryland": Stephanie Kimou (Cote d'Ivoire/USA) - 3/4

When Ivorian-American activist Stephanie Kimou told me about her powerful mission to make international development a more inclusive sector for Black women, I wanted to know about the personal journey that led her there.

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“My professional is deeply personal”: Stephanie Kimou (Cote d'Ivoire/USA) - 2/4

“My professional is deeply personal”: Stephanie Kimou (Cote d'Ivoire/USA) - 2/4

Ivorian-American activist Stephanie Kimou tells me about the highs and lows of her early career in the international development sector. She explains what led her to dedicate her career to changing the system she was once a part of.

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"Elevating Black women is the centerpiece of everything I do": Stephanie Kimou (Cote d'Ivoire/USA) - 1/4

"Elevating Black women is the centerpiece of everything I do": Stephanie Kimou (Cote d'Ivoire/USA) - 1/4

I am in conversation with Stephanie Kimou, an American and Ivorian women’s rights activists who is carving out space for Black women to be decision-makers, not just beneficiaries, within the international development sector.

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"If things get out of hand, I'll block your account": Aïchatou Ouattara (Belgium - Senegal - Cote d’Ivoire) - 4/4

"If things get out of hand, I'll block your account": Aïchatou Ouattara (Belgium - Senegal - Cote d’Ivoire) - 4/4

Who better than a blogger to talk to me about the joys and struggles of online feminist activism? Here I speak with Aïchatou Ouattara, founder of Francophone blog Afrofeminista, about her practical tips for surviving the madhouse that is social media.

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"We come from a lineage of powerful African feminists”: Aïchatou Ouattara (Belgium - Senegal - Côte d’Ivoire) - 3/4

"We come from a lineage of powerful African feminists”: Aïchatou Ouattara (Belgium - Senegal - Côte d’Ivoire) - 3/4

Aïchatou, a Belgium-based activist and blogger, calls on Afro-feminists to draw inspiration from the great feminist figures in African history, and not just from American Black feminism.

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"Practicing sisterhood means getting out of my comfort zone": Aïchatou Ouattara (Belgium - Senegal - Côte d’Ivoire) - 2/4

"Practicing sisterhood means getting out of my comfort zone": Aïchatou Ouattara (Belgium - Senegal - Côte d’Ivoire) - 2/4

I’m in conversation with Aïchatou Ouattara, a Brussels-based feminist blogger of Ivorian and Senegalese descent. Here, she tells me what Afro-feminism mean to her, and how she practices feminist sisterhood.

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