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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.
Meet Spectra: Queer Nigerian Afrofeminist Writer and Media Activist. Social Entrepreneur Nurturing Principled Diaspora and Women's Philanthropy in Media and Tech. Self-Care and Self-Love Evangelist. Idealist Warrior Woman. Big Dreamer. Big Thinker. Big Doer, Too.
Read Spectra. Get conscious. Grow ya Heart. Expand ya mind. ♥ Think newly. Be. Breathe. Battle. Fight the Power. LOVE. Connect the dots. ♥ Sparkle. Shine your badass unique self. Yep. ♥EMMH
Follow Spectra. Because she always presents the hidden or untold perspective in the stories she covers; because of her brave, and unrelenting honesty (inward and out) and the way she makes sure it is always guided by love and empathy; because she empowers her readers with her own example, reminding us of why our own voices matter. ♥Idalia
Do you believe in the connection between love and social justice? Do you believe that LGBTQ rights is a transnational issue? Do you believe that gender and trans struggles are integral to the racial justice movement? If so, check out Spectra. She’s awesome, fierce, and most importantly, speaks from the heart.Sarath SuongProgram DirectorBoston, MAMAP for Health, PRISM
I love not only your thoughts, but also how you express them… Your love-centered, hopeful, positive and proactive voice is incredibly refreshing and exactly what I’ve been looking for recently in the feminist blogosphere.Sara
Spectra has allowed myself, and many I know, access safer spaces to have much needed, challenging and powerful conversations that would otherwise not occur in our communities.ShakiraThe Network/La Red
… a flexible and effective communicator with youth across various social, class and cultural strata.AyariGirl Scouts Program Coordinator
Spectra is a talented speaker and facilitator and is especially adept at working with groups of students in ways that both challenge and support individual viewpoints.http://Eva, Harvard Women's Center
… a force to be reckoned with–in a very positive way. Spectra has the “gift” of envisioning the greatness we can achieve and uniting the folks who will make that happen. I adore her.TimFenway Health
… [an] articulate weaving of personal experience and analysis.Becky
By sharing your story, you allow people like me to relate, to experience, to learn and to share with others as well. thank you, thank you, thank you.JT
Top Posts & Pages
- A Thank You To My Friends and Family for the Unconditional Love and Support
- A Gay Zulu Wedding and the Danger of a Single LGBT African Story
- Straight Allies, White Anti-Racists, Male Feminists (and Other Labels That Mean Nothing to Me)
- 4 Powerful Documentaries about African Women Everyone Should Watch
- No events. Self-care break.