African women do inspirational work every day. That is why we strive to document their art and work, and provide them with the tools and platforms to tell their own stories.
AWDF USA interprets amplifying African women’s voices as lending visibility to and engaging in dialogue with the creative and intellectual productions of African women.
Social Media Campaigns
Our #WonderWomenWednesday and #FeministFriday posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter highlight the everyday extraordinariness of women of the African diaspora: you will find us engaging current events, highlighting women’s achievements in the arts and politics, and sharing insights from both living and ancestor feminist icons.
In March 2018 AWDF USA hosted “Voices of the Diaspora,” a fund- and friend-raiser held in New York City with the purpose of connecting our New York-based network to the narratives of the excellent work being done by AWDF and its grantee partners on the African continent.
The next day, about 20 women participated in the Afri-Women hangout, an intergenerational mentoring and networking space where we facilitated conversations about navigating personal and professional challenges while being a woman of color.
These events are two of what will become an ongoing series of events that aim to bring the digital connections of African diaspora women to life in a physical format.