“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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"I'm done feeling ashamed of who I am" : Aïchatou Ouattara (Belgium - Senegal - Côte d’Ivoire) - 1/4

"I'm done feeling ashamed of who I am" : Aïchatou Ouattara (Belgium - Senegal - Côte d’Ivoire) - 1/4

Aïchatou Ouattara is a Belgian feminist blogger from Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire. She is the brain behind Afrofeminista, one of the most-read Francophone blogs on the lives of African women living in Europe and in Africa. And she’s a joy to speak with!

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“Every time you challenge patriarchy, you are starting a battle” – Dinah Musindarwezo (Rwanda) – 2/4

“Every time you challenge patriarchy, you are starting a battle” – Dinah Musindarwezo (Rwanda) – 2/4

Rwandan advocate Dinah Musindarwezo shares the story of when she had to paid a high price for standing up to patriarchy. All I wanted to know was: was it worth it in the end? Her answer is inspiring.

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“For us girls, there were no praises, just criticism” – Dinah Musindarwezo (Rwanda) – 1/4

“For us girls, there were no praises, just criticism” – Dinah Musindarwezo (Rwanda) – 1/4

Meet Dinah Musindarwezo, a Rwandan feminist who has dedicated her career to advocating for better policies for African women. In this first part of our conversation, she tells me her feminist journey started when she was a little girl questioning the injustices she would observe at home every day.

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“As a feminist, I felt judged by the movement I thought I belonged to.” – Rachel-Diane Cusiac-Barr (Cameroon) 1/3

“As a feminist, I felt judged by the movement I thought I belonged to.” – Rachel-Diane Cusiac-Barr (Cameroon) 1/3

Meet Rachel-Diane Cusiac-Barr, a Cameroonian fashion entrepreneur who thinks being a feminist is a no-brainer. In this first part of our conversation, she explains why, to her, feminism is all about choice.

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