In June 2018, Aishah Shahidah Simmons was interviewed by her sister-survivor friend and comrade Wagatwe Wanjuki, and Jenna Foster for a new Wondery podcast called, “I, Survivor.” Produced by Abbie Fentress Swanson and co-hosted by Wagatwe and Jenna, “I, Survivor” focuses on the state of survivors.Read More
Aishah Shahidah Simmons was featured on NBC News with a piece covering the recent news that Whitney Houston's survived child sexual abuse.
"It seems that Houston’s childhood sexual trauma and her decision, conscious or not, to not fully disclose what happened and receive support was also a festering wound that she could not heal.
Despite all of the powerful, survivor-affirming awareness around sexual violence that has been growing, child sexual abuse — especially in families — remains a very taboo topic."
You can read the full piece here.
Aishah Shahidah Simmons joined Wake Up With WURD guest host Dr. Aaron Smith to discuss the recent Bill Cosby verdict, her film NO! The Rape Documentary, her project #LoveWITHAccountability, and the imperative need to address and end racial and gender violence. WURD-900AM radio is Pennsylvania's only Black owned talk radio station.Read More
On April 29, 2018, The Last Sip creator and host Imara Jones and guests Scott Snyder (Council on Foreign Relations), Dr. Treva B. Lindsey (The Ohio State University), Dr. Carolyn West (University of Washington), and Aishah Shahidah Simmons (#LoveWITHAccountability) speak on the two Koreas meeting, Black women's role in the #BillCosby conviction, the impact of rape on Black cis & trans women, & the survivor healing journey. The Last Sip airs every Sunday morning on Free Speech TV.Read More
Black feminist scholar Dr. Treva B. Lindsey places the Bill Cosby rape conviction alongside a continuum of Black women's anti-rape activism in her April 26, 2018 article for Vox.com
[...] "it’s important to recognize that years of black women’s anti-rape and anti-sexual assault activism have helped produce our current robust national conversation about sexual violence. It may not be a full moment of reckoning just yet, but the tireless organizing of black women has made it possible for us to have more productive conversations about rape culture and the meaning of consent.Read More
On April 26, 2018, Colorlines Editorial Director Akiba Solomon asked six Black feminists -- Tarana Burke ((#MeToo Movement founder), Aishah Shahidah Simmons (“NO! The Rape Documentary"director and producer and #LoveWITHAccountability creator), Jamilah Lemieux(writer, cultural critic and vice president of programming for CASSIUSlife.com), Dr. Salamishah Tillet ((A Long Walk Home co-founder), Ayana Byrd (author and editor) and Monifa Bandele (MomsRising senior vice president and The Movement for Black Lives activist) -- to speak about the Cosby sexual assault conviction.Read More