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Bilphena Yahwon

Writer; Outreach Coordinator, Restorative Response Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Bilphena Yahwon is a Baltimore based writer, researcher, organizer and womanist born in Liberia, West Africa. Bilphena 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. She is also on quarter of Press Press, an interdisciplinary publishing practice organized to shift and deepen the understanding of voices, identities, and narratives. 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. She currently serves as the outreach coordinator at Restorative Response Baltimore, a conflict resolution and community building organization. Her art and organizing work has been featured in TIME, The Nation, City Paper, Baltimore Sun, WYPR, Africa and Afro-Diasporian Art Talk and Afropunk.

 

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