Writing. Media. Love. And Activism.
Spectra is an award-winning Nigerian writer, gender justice advocate, and new media evangelist at Spectra Speaks (www.spectraspeaks.com), a global afrofeminist blog which publishes social commentary about gender, sexuality, diaspora communities, and movement-building through the lens of “Love” and media psychology.
She is also the founder and executive editor at Queer Women of Color Media Wire (QWOC Media Wire, www.qwocmediawire.com), a media advocacy organization that amplifies the voices of LGBTI racial and ethnic minorities around the world, and the Community Engagement officer at Africans in the Diaspora (AiD, www.africansinthediaspora.org), a philanthropic organization that nurtures principled philanthropy in Africa. She’s also the principal at her boutique consulting firm which offers coaching and support services to women-led ventures in new media for branding, creative campaigning, thought leadership, and social impact.
Her work using media to amplify the voices of marginalized people has earned her international recognition, appearing on both mainstream and alternative media outlets, including ABC network, Huffington Post, Ms. Magazine, Curve Magazine, Racialicious, BET,and a myriad of print publications.
In her spare time, Spectra curates live art and music events, hosts the monthly podcast, Kitchen Table Conversations (featuring interviews with global thought leaders about gender, politics, and pop culture), and supports indie and mainstream films, books, and music projects by women and/or queer artists of color through media advocacy and philanthropy. She is currently editing a collection of poetry from LGBT Africa for an upcoming anthology, and planning a queer afrofeminist wedding with her soulmate.
Her mantra is “Love is my revolution.”
Visit her blog at www.spectraspeaks.com, or follow her daily musings on Twitter @spectraspeaks.