On this episode of Why This Now? by Re:Set, we delve into how African-American women have shaped activist moments in the country, particularly Black Lives Matter.
Activist and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor Aalayah Eastmond, academic, historian and author Yohuru Williams, and mental health advocate Miana Bryant unpack the role of Black women in activist movements in American history and how they’re shaping the contemporary discourse around the Black Lives Matter movement, generational trauma, the emotional labour that goes into being a Black woman activist, and their hopes from President Joe Biden’s administration.
Trigger warning: Please note, a portion of this episode has mentions of gun violence. Listener discretion is advised between 28:10 & 28:30. If you or someone you know is experiencing trauma related to gun violence, you can reach out resources here.
Host: Aakanksha Tangri
Writer: Sanjukta Bose & Akanksha Mishra
This is a Maed in India production.
Audio Engineer & Editor: Kartik Kulkarni
Producer: Mae Mariyam Thomas
Assistant Producer: Husein Haveliwala