Bilphena Yahwon is a Baltimore based writer, researcher, organizer and womanist born in Liberia, West Africa. Yahwon is the author of ‘teaching gold-mah how to heal herself.’ the co-creator of For Black Girls Considering Womanism Because Feminism Is Not Enuf and a core member of Press Press. Her work uses a womanist approach and centers women’s health and well being, intersectionality and abolition. She writes of the immigrant experience, of blackness, of healing, of African women made from flowers breathing fragility.
Yahwon’s WHY DO ALL THE BLACK GIRLS HAVE AN ATTITUDE?, an inforgrahic on the impact of school-to-prison pipeline on Black girls in Baltimore City was released in Jan 2019 as part of the Everyday, Everyday, Everyday, Everyday Freedoms exhibition. Her art and organizing work has been featured in TIME, The Nation, City Paper, Baltimore Sun, WYPR, Africa & Afro-Diasporian Art Talk and as the Women in Africa and Diaspora columnist for Ezibota. Yahwon was selected as a 2018-2019 Peer2Peer cohort member for her meaningful and critical transformative justice work in Baltimore.
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