Earlier this year, we reached out to young feminist storytellers everywhere. With the aim of unearthing more stories of young feminist activism in new, creative ways, we wanted to find a way to let those stories be told, by young feminists themselves.


The young feminist media fellowship had one tremendous goal: to find new and creative ways to tell stories of young feminist activism, by young feminist activists themselves. To resource and support creative and revolutionary artivism pouring from struggles all over Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia pacific and Eastern Europe. And we did it!

From dance to poetry, from journalism to documentary filmmakers, we received an incredible amount of applications matched by equally amazing talent. So the young feminist media fellowship team is incredibly proud to announce the first four fellows:

Ngozi Cole
Ngozi is a storyteller who believes in the power of individual narrative for transformative collective change. Born in the 1990s during Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war, she became a refugee in The Gambia where she witnessed and experienced many injustices which sparked an interest in human rights. As a writer, Ngozi covers issues surrounding gender and health in Sierra Leone. Ngozi has contributed to Women’s Media Center, Voice of Women Initiative, For Harriet, Inter Press News Service, Open Society’s Open Space, and writes regularly for The Patriotic Vanguard. She runs her own blog and a collection of her writing can be found here .


How feminists are organizing for abortion rights in Latin America: Jair Bolsonaro’s election as Brazil’s president at the end of October, and the threat of far right extremism it represents, comes on the heels of a reinvigorated fight for abortion rights all across Latin America.
#LetsTalkConsent: How a young feminist organization is creating a culture of consent in Ghana: By creatively merging theater, dialogue, and activism in Ghana, Drama Queens, a nonprofit feminist organization, is challenging patriarchal norms and ideas and changing the damaging narratives about rape culture and sexuality that are deeply entrenched in many African societies.
Building Sierra Leone’s next generation of feminists: The next generation of feminists are being nurtured in Sierra Leone, and Moiyattu Banya-Keister, a Sierra Leonean educator and feminist, has created a safe space for this to happen: Girls Empowerment Sierra Leone (GESL).

Amna Nasir
A Pakistani journalist currently studying in London, Amna Nasir considers herself a hard-core feminist. She is a travel enthusiast and expresses herself through painting, sketching, photography and writing. As clichéd as it may sound, Amna believes in equality of all beings irrespective of their background, colour, gender, religion or ethnicity.


Bleeding to live: Hymen restoration practices in Pakistan and the moral panic around women’s virginity: Pakistan is a country governed by moral values and strict cultural codes, and perhaps no Pakistani citizens are as strictly policed in terms of these values than woman.
Dalit women’s fight for equality: How truly impactful has the #MeToo and other dominant feminist movements been in India, considering that they frequently leave out the most oppressed group in the country: Dalit women.

Nany Guerrerx
A feminist artivist, Nany Guerrerx is a rapper, dancer and designer at Las Hijas del Rap, an all female feminist hip hop collective in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. With Las Hijas del Rap, she has been able to share and perform in Cuba, Uruguay and Mexico. Together they participate in feminist initiatives fighting from arts and urban culture. They believe in Hip Hop culture as a tool for social change. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and loves using children’s illustration to tell women’s everyday life. It doesn’t matter if it’s rap, dance or illustration: Nany loves storytelling and wants to share all these tools and stories with everybody.


A look at girl-led activism all over the world: We often think of girls at these ages as the “future,” but doing so denies girls the opportunity to meaningfully discuss their current experiences. Girls are very much a part of the present; they are changing the world right now.

Ariana Smit
Ariana Smit is a queer writer and poet based in Cape Town, South Africa. They are a postgraduate student at the University of Cape Town, whose work is based on the intersections of sexuality and technology. They are also the Communication and Social Media team leader for the Young Women’s Leadership Project based in the African Gender Institute. Ariana has had their work published in The Tempest, Ja Magazine, Type/Cast, AnyBody Zine and Prufrock. They are super excited to share their words with the world and find a community who will resonate with their story.


Healing my PCOS does not mean conforming to your ideal feminine body: Beyond not feeling represented or seen by my doctors, the persistence of a binary understanding of sex and gender in the medical field has failed to account for the way I, and patients like me, deserve and need to be treated.
This organization is addressing the dire state of LGBT rights in Nigeria: The legacy of LGBT discrimination in Nigeria is long but has become particularly invective in recent years. The Initiative for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Awareness (ISRHRA), a Nigerian LGBT organization first formed in 2015, is working to combat it.