In Audre’s Footsteps: The Afterword

When Audre taught at the Free University in 1984, she asked you and May to introduce yourselves as Black women in that space, to each other, and to the world. You once acknowledged it was challenging for both of you, at age 25 and 23 (respectively), to speak in this way and to such a […]

In Audre’s Footsteps: Transnational Kitchen Table Talk

In Audre’s Footsteps: Transnational Kitchen Table Talk (edition assemblage, 2021), co-edited by me and Dana Maria Asbury with Jazlyn Tate Andrews, honors Black intellectual traditions set forth by Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Angela Y. Davis, and Audre Lorde, all who were influenced by their experiences in Berlin. Engaging […]

A Conversation with Jasmin Eding

by Eliza Strong On June 8, the #FemGeniusesinBerlin sat in our classroom at xart splitta for only the second time, awaiting the arrival of Jasmin Eding. We had read Jasmin’s work in anticipation of meeting her and started to understand the gravity of her experience and her work as an Afro-German. After speaking with her, […]

Generation ADEFRA

This podcast—led and produced by Maya Littlejohn—examines our session with Peggy Piesche, Maisha Eggers, and Katja Kinder of Generation ADEFRA. In the mid-1980s, a group of Black women activists were brought together in Berlin by self-described “Black lesbian mother warrior poet” Audre Lorde (1934-1992) and inspired to found the initiative ADEFRA: Black Women in Germany. Additionally, historian […]

In Audre’s Footsteps: Events

Thank you so much to everyone who has invited us to speak about In Audre’s Footsteps. We continue to be honored to co-create worlds with all of you. On that note, I was especially honored to be invited by Dr. Rosemarie Peña (President of the Black German Heritage & Research Association) and Dr. Emily Frazier-Rath […]