~ My voice as an African woman matters ~

I created Teakisi (formerly ElleAfrique) because I wanted to play a part in changing the narrative of African girls and women, in media and elsewhere. My story as an African woman is just as important and powerful as anyone else’s; unfortunately, we are often portrayed as anything but important and powerful, if portrayed at all. This must change. We must tell our stories and change the narrative. Join the #Teakisi movement by adding your name to the list below. Individuals of all nationalities, sexes and genders are welcome. Together we can reshape the image of the African woman. Together, we can give African girls and women a voice.

African women in general need to know that it’s OK for them to be the way they are – to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence. – Professor Wangari Maathai.

 

1. Salha Kaitesi – United Kingdom
2. Eunice Patricia Aber – Uganda
3. Umulisa Adia – Uganda
4. Salma Ingabire – Rwanda
5. Francine Umutesi – Rwanda
6. Rogers Donne – Rwanda
7. Ndangiza Ashurah – Uganda
8. Diana Awino – Uganda
9. Iris Ntore – Canada
10. Lydia Ntagara – Rwanda
11. Kye Makyeli – Uganda
12. Evangelist – United States
13. Vanessa Moungar – Chad
14. Cynthia Mwangi – Kenya
15. Saadatu Hamu Aliyu – Nigeria
16. Binta Coude De – Senegal
17. Awa Caba – Senegal
18. Yasmine Fofana – Côte d’Ivoire
19. Solange Uwera – Rwanda
20. Aïchatou Quattara – Côté d’Ivoire/Sénégal
21. Adjo Cuccia Agbeto – Togo
22. Ayella Robert – Uganda
23. Crystal Mbabazi D – Uganda
24. Shima Ahmed – Sudan
25. Huguette Umutoni Bitega – Switzerland
26. Jessica Celeste Ninteretse – Burundi
27. Hannabiell Sanders – United States
28. Madou Laure-Inès – Côte d’Ivoire
29. Alice Cyusa – United States
30. Bujos – Sweden
31. Agaba Bisengo – Rwanda
32. Tausi Suedi, MPH – USA/Tanzania/Uganda

33. Valarie Kariwo – Zimbabwe

34. Angelique Gatsinzi – United Kingdom

35. Shifah Nyirangoma – United Arab Emirates

36. Mariama Dra – France/Senegal

37. Amanda Archibong – Nigeria