bilphena yahwon is a baltimore based writer, researcher, organizer + womanist born in liberia, west africa and raised in danané, côte d'Ivoire. yahwon is the owner + curator of goldwomyn.com, the author of ‘teaching gold-mah how to heal herself.’and does restorative justice work at restorative response baltimore. using a womanist approach, her work centers critical race theory, intersectionality and women's health + wellbeing. she writes of the immigrant experience, of blackness, of healing, of african women made from flowers breathing fragility. when she is not writing or in the classroom, bilphena enjoys wandering through spaces of foods, people(s), colors + lessons.
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