Today is International Women’s Day, which is a day to honor the contributions of women in every domain including economics, business, academia, politics, philanthropy and culture. Fulaba celebrates African women and women around the globe and we believe in cultivating the self-worth and agency in women and girls. This is why we embarked on the collaborative project, Women of the African Diaspora and released the Women of the African Diaspora photo book last December.
We set out to share the stories of ordinary women from around the globe that represent the African diaspora and include their perspectives, challenges, hopes and dreams to inspire and encourage women and girls. Know that what may seem like a small win or baby step to you can mean the world to someone else. Let’s take a stand and use our voices to be heard loud and clear. Watch our panel discussion on Women of the African Diaspora hosted by MoAD SF on YouTube.
International Women’s Day has been on the calendar for 110 years, dating back to 1911 when it was March 19th and recognized in Switzerland, Denmark, Germany and Austria. The campaigns against WWI inspired women in countries across Europe to recognize the day as well. The observance of International Women’s Day moved to March 8th in 1913. The U.N. officially began celebrating International Women’s Day in 1975.
Pictured is Nil Woloseavoldé wearing a DBN Bazin outfit and Fulaba’s silver Fulani earrings-small version paired with the silver Fulani inspired cuff bracelet. Nil’s story is in The Diaspora in France featuring Paris chapter of the Women of the African Diaspora photo book.