In 2015, the African American Policy Forum created the #SayHerName campaign. #SayHerName brings awareness to the often invisible names and stories of Black women and girls who have been victimized by racist police violence, and provides support to their families. Black women and girls as young as 7 and as old as 93 have been killed by the police, though we rarely hear their names. Knowing their names is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for lifting up their stories which in turn provides a much clearer view of the wide-ranging circumstances that make Black women’s bodies disproportionately subject to police violence. To lift up their stories, and illuminate police violence against Black women, we need to know who they are, how they lived, and why they suffered at the hands of police.-aapf.org/sayhername
Amorous Ebony’s community organizational work is rooted in the freedom, radical self-empowerment, agency and healing of black womyn and girls. She works to affirm, celebrate and uplift black womyn and girls by incorporating alternative programming, hosting events, and providing spaces dedicated to our personal growth as we dismantle and unearth all that doesn’t serve us while being reborn and re-imagined as the powerful forces we are.
Black womyn are the most transformative, imaginative, unique and divine creatures to ever grace this planet and for this we are also the most oppressed beings in this world.
I dedicate my work to the beautiful butterflies and luminescent magic of black womyn and girls who no longer exist in this realm; I honor you.