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EDEM

Edem/ Barbara | sexual and reproductive health facilitator and advocate|political organiser and feminist| I love dancing and singing | London via Accra, Ghana


Instagram: @barbarantumy_ @sassyappareluk


1) THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS?

I fundraised to host a political event in Accra (Ghana) to explore a more progressive and political side of Ghana’s Year or Return campaign. The monetary support and words of encouragement I received was wonderful and the event itself was incredible. . . 2) THE WORST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS? I run a political and ethical online clothing shop. We were a victim of fraud when someone ordered hundreds of pounds worth of goods with stolen financial details so I have had personally bare the costs of these items. I believe this was done by someone whose ideology is directly opposed to mine in order to cause me pain. . .  3) YOUR BIGGEST WISH FOR THE NEAR FUTURE? That we are able to come out if the current pandemic with a much more radical approach to our lives and society. That we no longer let a few take the resources the many need. . . 4) YOUR BIGGEST WORRY FOR THE NEAR FUTURE? That the impact of COVID-19 will he felt long after we manage to get it under control. I worry that so many people will be left with trauma from this time and nowhere to work through them.  . . 5) A CONTEMPORARY WOMAN YOU CURRENTLY ADMIRE? There isn’t one woman, there a several that  have enriched my politics, some I know and or work with that admire so much.  They give me a lot of love and support, they are incredible! . . 6) A ONE-SENTENCE MESSAGE TO OTHER WOMEN? Be a radical force for good.

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