- Trip: New Media Fellows 2013
- Affiliation: Black Looks
- Country: Haiti
- Year: 2013
Sokari Ekine is a feminist writer, blogger, and educator and is founder and principle author of Black Looks. She has been active in struggles for social justice for over 20 years and has written for various online and print publications, including Pambazuka News, Feminist Africa and New Internationalist. Ekine’s writing and organizing addresses issues like gender and militarization, queer politics, art and activism, immigration in Europe and community organizing, and focuses on Africa and the Diaspora. In 2010, she edited SMS Uprising: Mobile Phone Activism in Africa and in 2011 she co-edited African Awakening: The Emerging Revolutions. She is co-editor of the Queer African Reader to be published in April 2013. Ekine is presently working with Growing Haiti and teaching English to high school students in Port-au-Prince.
Last Thursday we visited the Medical School of the Aristide Foundation [UniFA] and had the privilege of an audience with former first lady, Mdm Mildred Aristide. She spoke about the history…