Bilphena Yahwon is a Baltimore based writer, researcher, organizer and womanist born in Liberia, West Africa. Yahwon is the owner and curator of goldwomyn.com, the author of ‘teaching gold-mah how to heal herself.’and the co-creator of For Black Girls Considering Womanism Because Feminism Is Not Enuf. Her work uses a womanist approach and centers women’s health and well being, transformative / restorative justice and intersectionality. She writes of the immigrant experience, of blackness, of healing, of African women made from flowers breathing fragility.
Named an indie creative that kicked ass in 2017 by Afropunk, Yahwon’s 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 currently serves as the Outreach Coordinator at Restorative Response Baltimore and was selected as a 2018-2019 Peer2Peer cohort member for her meaningful and critical transformative justice work in Baltimore.
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