The African Diasporic Culture and Women’s Health Collective
The African Diasporic Culture and Women’s Health Collective brings together a community of mamas, grandmas, aunties, elders, leaders, experts, learners, scholars, and community members committed to co-creating, documenting, and passing on ancestral and community knowledge to promote and preserve health, joy and holistic wellbeing from historical and contemporary lenses. Members of this community are committed to centering decolonized knowledge co-created with communities across the African diaspora.
"Despite colonial efforts to erase culture, heritage, and even personhood, [our ancestors] were committed to passing on the knowledge and wisdom inherited from [their] ancestors (Iradukunda, 2023). We are dedicated to recovering culture as form of resistance, a source of health, joy and holistic wellbeing.
We Were, We Are, We know, and We Belong!
Black women and children continue to be disproportionally impacted by health injustices. Historically culture has been a major source of resistance, liberation, self-care, and radical joy. Our goal is to look at health issues through the lenses of culture and justice.