Writing ourselves into history
At the core of Kukosha is a desire to acknowledge each woman’s intrinsic worth, the systems in their society that challenge that worth, and the positive impact women have had and continue to have in African countries.
Kukosha recognises African women as being inherently
Kukosha exists to bring women together to celebrate one another, learn and unlearn together, to demand that our voices be heard in public and private spaces, our rights respected and our worth unquestioned.
Kukosha wants to write African women’s stories into history on multiple platforms and in multiple
The erasure of African women’s histories from African and world history is a violence that we need to stop enacting. Women on the continent have faced a great deal of marginalisation and silencing – the effects of living in a patriarchal society.
Founder, Vimbai Midzi
Vimbai has a passion for African women’s stories and making them visible in the broader narratives about African history. She believes strongly in the power of writing ourselves into history through media, for our own and future generations’ benefit. Vimbai runs a personal blog, has written for different publications, and had a brief stint as a freelance journalist. Vimbai currently works in the Middle East, North Africa and the Levant region as a strategic communications practitioner. She loves to travel, drink whisky, and dance for hours on end.
Kukosha believes in creating spaces for women to document our lives, ideas and histories. We want to celebrate women by telling their stories in multiple formats and ‘writing them into history’.
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