The ancestors called prolific, brilliant, and trailblazing Black Feminist cultural worker, Ntozake Shange to the other side of this human realm on October 27, 2018. Love WITH Accountability creator Aishah Shahidah SImmons wrote her personal remembrance in honor of Shange’s crossing over. You can read it here on “Aishah’s Musings” page.Read More
Survivor Love Letters dedicated October 22, 2018 to encourage all everyone to “flood the internet with love letters survivors of sexual assault.” Without question, NO! The Rape Documentary was definitely Aishah Shahidah Simmons’ first in-depth and comprehensive love letter to Black women survivors.Read More
[VIDEO] The YWCA USA “Week Without Violence” Facebook Live Women of Color conversation featured Alicia Sanchez Gill of the YWCA USA, Shiwali Patel of the National Women's Law Center, Jessica Raven of Collective Action for Safe Spaces, and Aishah Shahidah Simmons creator of NO! The Rape Documentary and #LoveWITHAccountability, talking about centering survivors of color in the movements to send sexual violence, accountability in response to sexual harm committed, making connections between sexual violence and state sanctioned violence, self-care while doing the work, and more.Read More
In June 2018, Aishah Shahidah Simmons was interviewed by her sister-survivor friend and comrade Wagatwe Wanjuki, and Jenna Foster for a new Wondery podcast called, “I, Survivor.” Produced by Abbie Fentress Swanson and co-hosted by Wagatwe and Jenna, “I, Survivor” focuses on the state of survivors.Read More
Aishah Shahidah Simmons was featured on NBC News with a piece covering the recent news that Whitney Houston's survived child sexual abuse.
"It seems that Houston’s childhood sexual trauma and her decision, conscious or not, to not fully disclose what happened and receive support was also a festering wound that she could not heal.
Despite all of the powerful, survivor-affirming awareness around sexual violence that has been growing, child sexual abuse — especially in families — remains a very taboo topic."
You can read the full piece here.
Aishah Shahidah Simmons joined Wake Up With WURD guest host Dr. Aaron Smith to discuss the recent Bill Cosby verdict, her film NO! The Rape Documentary, her project #LoveWITHAccountability, and the imperative need to address and end racial and gender violence. WURD-900AM radio is Pennsylvania's only Black owned talk radio station.Read More
On April 29, 2018, The Last Sip creator and host Imara Jones and guests Scott Snyder (Council on Foreign Relations), Dr. Treva B. Lindsey (The Ohio State University), Dr. Carolyn West (University of Washington), and Aishah Shahidah Simmons (#LoveWITHAccountability) speak on the two Koreas meeting, Black women's role in the #BillCosby conviction, the impact of rape on Black cis & trans women, & the survivor healing journey. The Last Sip airs every Sunday morning on Free Speech TV.Read More
On April 26, 2018, Colorlines Editorial Director Akiba Solomon asked six Black feminists -- Tarana Burke (#MeToo Movement founder), Aishah Shahidah Simmons (“NO! The Rape Documentary"director and producer and #LoveWITHAccountability creator), Jamilah Lemieux (writer, cultural critic and vice president of programming for CASSIUSlife.com), Dr. Salamishah Tillet ((A Long Walk Home co-founder), Ayana Byrd (author and editor) and Monifa Bandele (MomsRising senior vice president and The Movement for Black Lives activist) -- to speak about the Cosby sexual assault conviction.Read More
The Westwood Baptist Church in Richmond, VA where Rev. Michael Lomax is the pastor will host a FREE all day conference on sexual violence, accountability and healing on Saturday, April 21, 2018. There will be a panel, a screening of NO! The Rape Documentary, and a keynote by #BlackFeminist sister/scholar/comrade/friend, co-founder of The Feminist Wire, and the first lady of Westwood Baptist Church, Dr. Tamura Lomax.
SPREAD THE WORD. This FREE intergenerational gathering is open to all. You can register here.