Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Black feminist writer/filmmaker/cultural worker Toni Cade Bambara at the Hatch-Billops Collection in New York_Michael Simmons, photographer ©1994

Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Black feminist writer/filmmaker/cultural worker Toni Cade Bambara at the Hatch-Billops Collection in New York_Michael Simmons, photographer ©1994

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Black feminist scholar-activist Beverly Guy-Sheftall at the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, Georgia_Michael Simmons, photographer ©1996

Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Black feminist scholar-activist Beverly Guy-Sheftall at the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, Georgia_Michael Simmons, photographer ©1996

 NO! Production Still: producer/director Aishah Shahidah Simmons and featured interviewee Johnnetta Betsch Cole _Joan Brannon, Photographer ©1999

NO! Production Still: producer/director Aishah Shahidah Simmons and featured interviewee Johnnetta Betsch Cole _Joan Brannon, Photographer ©1999

 NO! Production Still: Featured Poet Essex Hemphill_Charlene Gilbert, photographer  ©  1995

NO! Production Still: Featured Poet Essex Hemphill_Charlene Gilbert, photographer ©1995

 NO! Production Still: percussionist Altemetta Grace Matthews and featured actor Lois Moises_Wadia Gardiner, Photographer ©1999

NO! Production Still: percussionist Altemetta Grace Matthews and featured actor Lois Moises_Wadia Gardiner, Photographer ©1999

 NO! Production Still: featured Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, assistant director Nikki Harmon, set decorator Kia Steave-Dickerson_ associate producer /prod. manager Wadia Gardiner, Photographer ©1999

NO! Production Still: featured Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, assistant director Nikki Harmon, set decorator Kia Steave-Dickerson_ associate producer /prod. manager Wadia Gardiner, Photographer ©1999

 NO! Production Still: narrative vignette actors Eddie Dean Dobbs, Lean Diane Brown, Abbey Wexler) _Wadia Gardiner, Photographer ©1999

NO! Production Still: narrative vignette actors Eddie Dean Dobbs, Lean Diane Brown, Abbey Wexler) _Wadia Gardiner, Photographer ©1999

 NO! Production Still: narrative vignette actors Abbey Wexler, Leah Diane Brown _Wadia Gardiner, Photographer ©1999

NO! Production Still: narrative vignette actors Abbey Wexler, Leah Diane Brown _Wadia Gardiner, Photographer ©1999

 NO! Production Still: actors Robin Dunn, Sultan Ali _Wadia Gardiner, Photographer ©1999

NO! Production Still: actors Robin Dunn, Sultan Ali _Wadia Gardiner, Photographer ©1999

 NO! Production Still: narrative vignette actor Sultan Ali_Wadia Gardiner, Photographer ©1999

NO! Production Still: narrative vignette actor Sultan Ali_Wadia Gardiner, Photographer ©1999

 NO! Production Still: assistant director Nikki Harmon and creative advisor/featured interviewee Michael Simmons_Wadia Gardiner, photographer © 1999

NO! Production Still: assistant director Nikki Harmon and creative advisor/featured interviewee Michael Simmons_Wadia Gardiner, photographer © 1999

 NO! Production Still: featured interviewee Barbara Smith and producer/director Aishah Shahidah Simmons)_Joan Brannon, photographer ©1999

NO! Production Still: featured interviewee Barbara Smith and producer/director Aishah Shahidah Simmons)_Joan Brannon, photographer ©1999

 NO! Production Still: featured interviewee Barbara Smith_Joan Branon, Photographer ©1999

NO! Production Still: featured interviewee Barbara Smith_Joan Branon, Photographer ©1999

 NO! Production Still: Aishah Shahidah Simmons and featured interviewee John T. Dickerson__Joan Brannon, Photographer ©1999

NO! Production Still: Aishah Shahidah Simmons and featured interviewee John T. Dickerson__Joan Brannon, Photographer ©1999

   
  
 
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 NO! Production Still: Featured Interviewees Associate Producer Salamishah Tillet and Production Stills Photographer Scheherazade Tillet_Wadia Gardiner, photographer ©2000

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NO! Production Still: co-producer/contributing editor Gail M. Lloyd and scholar-activist advisor and featured interviewee Aaronette M. White_Scheherazade Tillet, photographer ©2000

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NO! Production Still: director of photography/associate producer Joan Brannon and producer/director Aishah Shahidah Simmons_Scheherazade Tillet, photographer ©2000

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NO! Production Still: featured interviewee Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons_Wadia Gardiner, photographer ©2000

 NO! Production Still: featured poet Samiya A. Bashir _Wadia Gardiner, Photographer ©2000

NO! Production Still: featured poet Samiya A. Bashir _Wadia Gardiner, Photographer ©2000

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 NO! Production Still: Co-Producer/Assistant Camera Gail Lloyd, Production Assistant Rehema Trimiew, and Director of Photography Joan Brannon_Wadia Gardiner © 2000

NO! Production Still: Co-Producer/Assistant Camera Gail Lloyd, Production Assistant Rehema Trimiew, and Director of Photography Joan Brannon_Wadia Gardiner © 2000

 NO! Production Still: producer/director Aishah Shahidah Simmons and assistant director Nikki Harmon_ Wadia Gardiner, photographer © 2000

NO! Production Still: producer/director Aishah Shahidah Simmons and assistant director Nikki Harmon_ Wadia Gardiner, photographer © 2000

 NO! Production Still: featured interviewee Charlotte Pierce-Baker_Wadia Gardiner, Photographer ©2000

NO! Production Still: featured interviewee Charlotte Pierce-Baker_Wadia Gardiner, Photographer ©2000

 NO! Production Still: interviewee Charlotte Pierce-Baker, dir. of photog./asst. prod. Joan Brannon, co-prod./contributingeditor Gail Lloyd, prod./dir. Aishah Shahidah Simmons_ Wadia Gardiner, © 2000

NO! Production Still: interviewee Charlotte Pierce-Baker, dir. of photog./asst. prod. Joan Brannon, co-prod./contributingeditor Gail Lloyd, prod./dir. Aishah Shahidah Simmons_ Wadia Gardiner, © 2000

 NO! Production Still: Scholar-Activist Advisor/Interviewee Janelle L. White_Wadia Gardiner, photographer ©2000

NO! Production Still: Scholar-Activist Advisor/Interviewee Janelle L. White_Wadia Gardiner, photographer ©2000

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Michael Simmons with Interpreter at Groupe du 6 Novembre and Amnesty International, French Section co-sponsored presentation of NO! A Work-in-Progress, © 2001

Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Michael Simmons with Interpreter at Groupe du 6 Novembre and Amnesty International, French Section co-sponsored presentation of NO! A Work-in-Progress, © 2001

 Aishah on stage with hiphop trio Meufia in Paris France, ©2001

Aishah on stage with hiphop trio Meufia in Paris France, ©2001

 Aishah interviewed on Radio Afrique in Paris, France © 2001

Aishah interviewed on Radio Afrique in Paris, France © 2001

 Co-Producer/Director of Photography Tamara L. Xavier, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Editor Sharon Mullally, Co-Producer/Contributing Editor Gail Lloyd, Associate Producer/Production Manager Wadia Gardiner at Sneak Preview screening of NO! at Scribe Video Center_Tina Morton, photographer   
  
 
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    © 2005

Co-Producer/Director of Photography Tamara L. Xavier, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Editor Sharon Mullally, Co-Producer/Contributing Editor Gail Lloyd, Associate Producer/Production Manager Wadia Gardiner at Sneak Preview screening of NO! at Scribe Video Center_Tina Morton, photographer ©2005

 Scholar-Activist C. Nicole Mason, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, and Scholar-Activist/NO! Associate Producer Salamishah Tillet at the Sneak Preview screening of NO! at Scribe Video Center_Tina Morton, photographer © 2005   

Scholar-Activist C. Nicole Mason, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, and Scholar-Activist/NO! Associate Producer Salamishah Tillet at the Sneak Preview screening of NO! at Scribe Video Center_Tina Morton, photographer © 2005

 

 NO! Co-Producer/Director of Choreography Tamara L. Xavier and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at the Sneak Preview screening of NO! at Scribe Video Center_Tina Morton, photographer © 2005   

NO! Co-Producer/Director of Choreography Tamara L. Xavier and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at the Sneak Preview screening of NO! at Scribe Video Center_Tina Morton, photographer © 2005

 

 Filmmakers Dwight Williams, Preston Holmes, and Aishah Shahidah Simmons in Los Angeles shortly after the World Premiere of NO! at the Pan African Film Festival_ Michael Simmons, photographer © 2006

Filmmakers Dwight Williams, Preston Holmes, and Aishah Shahidah Simmons in Los Angeles shortly after the World Premiere of NO! at the Pan African Film Festival_ Michael Simmons, photographer © 2006

 Winners!!! Filmmakers Jennifer Abod & Aishah Shahidah Simmons, San Diego Women’s Film Festival © 2006

Winners!!! Filmmakers Jennifer Abod & Aishah Shahidah Simmons, San Diego Women’s Film Festival © 2006

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons at the Italian Premiere of NO! at the 28 Festival Internationzionale Di Cinema E Donne (28th International Women's Film Festival) in Florence, Italy ©2006

Aishah Shahidah Simmons at the Italian Premiere of NO! at the 28 Festival Internationzionale Di Cinema E Donne (28th International Women's Film Festival) in Florence, Italy ©2006

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons interviewed by press at the 28 Festival Internationzionale Di Cinema E Donne (28th International Women's Film Festival) in Florence, Italy ©2006

Aishah Shahidah Simmons interviewed by press at the 28 Festival Internationzionale Di Cinema E Donne (28th International Women's Film Festival) in Florence, Italy ©2006

 Group photo after Aishah Shahidah Simmons’ guest lecture in a Psychology class at Bennett College for Women © 2007

Group photo after Aishah Shahidah Simmons’ guest lecture in a Psychology class at Bennett College for Women © 2007

 Women Fighting AIDS organization in Nairobi, Kenya © 2007

Women Fighting AIDS organization in Nairobi, Kenya © 2007

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons speaking at a HIV Prevention Justice Rally in Atlanta © 2007

Aishah Shahidah Simmons speaking at a HIV Prevention Justice Rally in Atlanta © 2007

 Cheryl A. Wall, Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Salamishah Tillet at the Philadelphia reading and book signing of Savoring the Salt: The Life and Legacy of Toni Cade Bambara at PENN Bookstore © 2008

Cheryl A. Wall, Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Salamishah Tillet at the Philadelphia reading and book signing of Savoring the Salt: The Life and Legacy of Toni Cade Bambara at PENN Bookstore © 2008

 Winner at the India International Women’s Film Festival © 2008

Winner at the India International Women’s Film Festival © 2008

 Philadelphia Black LGBT Pride Legends Awards Ceremony © 2008

Philadelphia Black LGBT Pride Legends Awards Ceremony © 2008

 The French Premiere of NO! Aishah Shahidah Simmons, with Sandrine Goldschmidt and the producers of “Femmes en Résistance Festival Féministe de Documentaires” in Accueil, France © 2008

The French Premiere of NO! Aishah Shahidah Simmons, with Sandrine Goldschmidt and the producers of “Femmes en Résistance Festival Féministe de Documentaires” in Accueil, France © 2008

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons w/Feminist Islamic Scholar-Activists Amina Wadud, Saddiya Sheikh, Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons at the WISE Muslim Women’s Second Inter’l Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia © 2009

Aishah Shahidah Simmons w/Feminist Islamic Scholar-Activists Amina Wadud, Saddiya Sheikh, Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons at the WISE Muslim Women’s Second Inter’l Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia © 2009

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons in the director’s chair at Dhamma Pattana in Mumbai, India_Nilesh Shah, photographer © 2010

Aishah Shahidah Simmons in the director’s chair at Dhamma Pattana in Mumbai, India_Nilesh Shah, photographer © 2010

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons and the late Vipassana Meditation Teacher S.N. Goneka at Dhamma Pattana in Mumbai, India_Tara Roberts, photographer © 2010

Aishah Shahidah Simmons and the late Vipassana Meditation Teacher S.N. Goneka at Dhamma Pattana in Mumbai, India_Tara Roberts, photographer © 2010

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Dorothy Woodend, director of programming, at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada © 2011

Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Dorothy Woodend, director of programming, at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada © 2011

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons, one of the featured speakers at SlutWalk Philadelphia © 2011

Aishah Shahidah Simmons, one of the featured speakers at SlutWalk Philadelphia © 2011

 Rev. Zenju Earthlyn Manuel and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at the San Francisco Zen Center © 2011

Rev. Zenju Earthlyn Manuel and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at the San Francisco Zen Center © 2011

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Clara Whaley-Perkins who is a Black Feminist Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Author & dir. of the Life After Trauma Organization. Dr. Whaley-Perkins has provided her services to Aishah since 1992_Evelyne Laurent-Perrault, photographer © 2012

Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Clara Whaley-Perkins who is a Black Feminist Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Author & dir. of the Life After Trauma Organization. Dr. Whaley-Perkins has provided her services to Aishah since 1992_Evelyne Laurent-Perrault, photographer © 2012

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Johnnetta Betsch Cole at Celebration: Audre Lorde 20 Years Later, Hunter College, © 2012

Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Johnnetta Betsch Cole at Celebration: Audre Lorde 20 Years Later, Hunter College, © 2012

 Pat Clark, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, and Inelle Cox Bagwell with Valerie Ann Johnson (in the background) at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, Tennessee in 2012.

Pat Clark, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, and Inelle Cox Bagwell with Valerie Ann Johnson (in the background) at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, Tennessee in 2012.

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Lisa Diane White at Aaronette M. White’s Celebration of Life Ceremony at Charis Bookstore, Atlanta, GA © 2012

Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Lisa Diane White at Aaronette M. White’s Celebration of Life Ceremony at Charis Bookstore, Atlanta, GA © 2012

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons: Co-Recipient of the Speaking the Unspeakable Award at Black Women’s Blueprint’s Mother Tongue Monologues, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture_Linda Carranza, photographer © 2013

Aishah Shahidah Simmons: Co-Recipient of the Speaking the Unspeakable Award at Black Women’s Blueprint’s Mother Tongue Monologues, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture_Linda Carranza, photographer © 2013

 Honorary Co-Chair Tiona McClodden, Co-Recipients of the Speaking the Unspeakable Award- Fadzai Maparutsa and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at Black Women’s Blueprint’s Mother Tongue Monologues, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture_Pat Clark, photographer © 2013

Honorary Co-Chair Tiona McClodden, Co-Recipients of the Speaking the Unspeakable Award- Fadzai Maparutsa and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at Black Women’s Blueprint’s Mother Tongue Monologues, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture_Pat Clark, photographer © 2013

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons and International Human Rights Activist Michael Simmons at Black Women’s Blueprint’s Mother Tongue Monologues, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture_Linda Carranza, photographer © 2013

Aishah Shahidah Simmons and International Human Rights Activist Michael Simmons at Black Women’s Blueprint’s Mother Tongue Monologues, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture_Linda Carranza, photographer © 2013

 Black Feminist Scholar/Author Thadious Davis and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at Black Women’s Blueprint’s Mother Tongue Monologues, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture © 2013

Black Feminist Scholar/Author Thadious Davis and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at Black Women’s Blueprint’s Mother Tongue Monologues, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture © 2013

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons posing a question to Black Feminist Scholar trailblazers Barbara Smith, Beverly Guy-Sheftall and Paula Giddings at the Harriet Tubman: A Legacy of Resistance Symposium, SUNY Albany © 2013

Aishah Shahidah Simmons posing a question to Black Feminist Scholar trailblazers Barbara Smith, Beverly Guy-Sheftall and Paula Giddings at the Harriet Tubman: A Legacy of Resistance Symposium, SUNY Albany © 2013

 Black Feminist Scholar/Writer Gloria I. Joseph (The Wind Is Spirit: The Life, Loves and Legacy of Audre Lorde) and Aishah Shahidah Simmons in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands © 2014

Black Feminist Scholar/Writer Gloria I. Joseph (The Wind Is Spirit: The Life, Loves and Legacy of Audre Lorde) and Aishah Shahidah Simmons in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands © 2014

 Writer/Activist Darnell L. Moore, First Lady of New York Chirlane McCray, and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at Black Women’s Blueprint’s Mother Tongue Monologues © 2014

Writer/Activist Darnell L. Moore, First Lady of New York Chirlane McCray, and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at Black Women’s Blueprint’s Mother Tongue Monologues © 2014

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons facilitating a dialogue about  sexual and gender-based violence to high school students at the Women’s Leadership Project International Women’s Day Program at Washington Preparatory High School, Los Angeles, CA, © 2014

Aishah Shahidah Simmons facilitating a dialogue about  sexual and gender-based violence to high school students at the Women’s Leadership Project International Women’s Day Program at Washington Preparatory High School, Los Angeles, CA, © 2014

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons and the Women’s Leadership Project Team, Betty Rosenda Green, Founding Director Sikivu Hutchinson, and Jamion Allen © 2014

Aishah Shahidah Simmons and the Women’s Leadership Project Team, Betty Rosenda Green, Founding Director Sikivu Hutchinson, and Jamion Allen © 2014

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons interviewed on “the Women’s Program,” KPFK Pacifica Radio, © 2014

Aishah Shahidah Simmons interviewed on “the Women’s Program,” KPFK Pacifica Radio, © 2014

 Claremont Graduate University Poster, © 2014   

Claremont Graduate University Poster, © 2014

 

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons reading from her foreword to Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence (Lisa Factora-Borchers, Editor) at Bluestockings Bookstore, New York, © 2014

Aishah Shahidah Simmons reading from her foreword to Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence (Lisa Factora-Borchers, Editor) at Bluestockings Bookstore, New York, © 2014

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons and LGBT Activist Edie Windsor (United States v. Windsor) at Temple University, © 2014

Aishah Shahidah Simmons and LGBT Activist Edie Windsor (United States v. Windsor) at Temple University, © 2014

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons speaking at the Rock A Gele for Our Girls: #BringBackOurGirls Rally in Philadelphia © 2014

Aishah Shahidah Simmons speaking at the Rock A Gele for Our Girls: #BringBackOurGirls Rally in Philadelphia © 2014

  The six member Black Women's Blueprint (BWB) Delegation, Trayvon Martin's family and attorney at the Civil Society consultation with the senior US Government Delegation to the United Nation U.S. CERD (Committee on the Eradication of Racial Discrimination) Review in Geneva, Switzerland: L-R Jahvaris Fulton, Aishah Shahidah Simmons (BWB), Daryl Parks, Esq. Frances Nielah Bradley (BWB), Sybrina Fulton, Sherley Accime (BWB), Christina Jaus (BWB), Farah Tanis (BWB), and Nikki Patin (BWB),  © 2014 .        

The six member Black Women's Blueprint (BWB) Delegation, Trayvon Martin's family and attorney at the Civil Society consultation with the senior US Government Delegation to the United Nation U.S. CERD (Committee on the Eradication of Racial Discrimination) Review in Geneva, Switzerland: L-R Jahvaris Fulton, Aishah Shahidah Simmons (BWB), Daryl Parks, Esq. Frances Nielah Bradley (BWB), Sybrina Fulton, Sherley Accime (BWB), Christina Jaus (BWB), Farah Tanis (BWB), and Nikki Patin (BWB), © 2014

 

 

  Black Women's Blueprint delegate Aishah Shahidah Simmons delivered her statement on state sanctioned and intimate partner violence committed against Black straight and queer women in the United States at the Civil Society Consultation with the senior U.S. Government Delegation to the United Nations U.S. CERD Review in Geneva, Switzerland_Christina Jaus, photographer     
  
 
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Black Women's Blueprint delegate Aishah Shahidah Simmons delivered her statement on state sanctioned and intimate partner violence committed against Black straight and queer women in the United States at the Civil Society Consultation with the senior U.S. Government Delegation to the United Nations U.S. CERD Review in Geneva, Switzerland_Christina Jaus, photographer © 2014

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Black Women's Blueprint's delegate Aishah Shahidah Simmons at the U.S. CERD Review at the United Nations, Geneva Switzerland_Christian Jaus, photographer © 2014

  Following a press briefing at the close of the U.S. CERD   Review at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland_ 2014: Carlos Garcia (PUENTE Arizona), Ron Davis (The Jordan davis Foundation), Sybrina Fulton (The Trayvon Martin Foundation), Aishah Shahidah Simmons (Black Women's Blueprint), Ejim Dike (US Human Rights Network), and Chandra Bhatnagar (ACLU)   

Following a press briefing at the close of the U.S. CERD Review at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland_ 2014: Carlos Garcia (PUENTE Arizona), Ron Davis (The Jordan davis Foundation), Sybrina Fulton (The Trayvon Martin Foundation), Aishah Shahidah Simmons (Black Women's Blueprint), Ejim Dike (US Human Rights Network), and Chandra Bhatnagar (ACLU)
 

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons presenting NO! at University of California, San Diego © 2015

Aishah Shahidah Simmons presenting NO! at University of California, San Diego © 2015

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons keynoting University of California, San Diego’s Take Back The Night Rally © 2015

Aishah Shahidah Simmons keynoting University of California, San Diego’s Take Back The Night Rally © 2015

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons performing “A State of Rage” at One World Poetry Night in Berlin, Germany_ Arne Shultz © 2015

Aishah Shahidah Simmons performing “A State of Rage” at One World Poetry Night in Berlin, Germany_ Arne Shultz © 2015

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons performing “A State of Rage” at One World Poetry Night in Berlin, Germany_ Arne Shultz © 2015

Aishah Shahidah Simmons performing “A State of Rage” at One World Poetry Night in Berlin, Germany_ Arne Shultz © 2015

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Poets Raz Matilda SibSch, Amora ThaPoet and Ab Elf at One World Poetry Night, Berlin, Germany_Arne Schulz, photographer © 2015

Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Poets Raz Matilda SibSch, Amora ThaPoet and Ab Elf at One World Poetry Night, Berlin, Germany_Arne Schulz, photographer © 2015

 Philadelphia Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at the BlackStar Film Festival, Philadelphia © 2015

Philadelphia Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at the BlackStar Film Festival, Philadelphia © 2015

 Documentary Filmmakers: Sam Pollard, Sabrina Schmidt Gordon, Tina Morton, Louis Massiah, and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at the BlackStar Film Festival, Philadelphia © 2015

Documentary Filmmakers: Sam Pollard, Sabrina Schmidt Gordon, Tina Morton, Louis Massiah, and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at the BlackStar Film Festival, Philadelphia © 2015

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons with Black Cuban Feminist Activist Organizers Maria Isabel Moinelo Hernandez and Norma Guillard at the NO! screening at Centro Comunitario del Canal, Havana, Cuba © 2015

Aishah Shahidah Simmons with Black Cuban Feminist Activist Organizers Maria Isabel Moinelo Hernandez and Norma Guillard at the NO! screening at Centro Comunitario del Canal, Havana, Cuba © 2015

 NO! screening at Centro Comunitario del Canal, Havana, Cuba © 2015

NO! screening at Centro Comunitario del Canal, Havana, Cuba © 2015

 NO! at Centro Comunitario del Canal, Havana, Cuba © 2015

NO! at Centro Comunitario del Canal, Havana, Cuba © 2015

 NO! at Centro Comunitario del Canal, Havana, Cuba © 2015

NO! at Centro Comunitario del Canal, Havana, Cuba © 2015

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons at Proyecto Palomas with survivor-activists including Founding Executive Director Lizette Vila, and Playwright and Creator of V-Day and One Billion Rising Eve Ensler in Havana Cuba © 2015

Aishah Shahidah Simmons at Proyecto Palomas with survivor-activists including Founding Executive Director Lizette Vila, and Playwright and Creator of V-Day and One Billion Rising Eve Ensler in Havana Cuba © 2015

 Survivor-Activist Circle at Proyecto Palomas during the Cuban premieres of NO! The Rape Documentary and the Vagina Monologues © 2015_ Paula Allen, photographer © 2015

Survivor-Activist Circle at Proyecto Palomas during the Cuban premieres of NO! The Rape Documentary and the Vagina Monologues © 2015_ Paula Allen, photographer © 2015

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Founding Executive Director Lizette Villa, Proyecto Palomas_ Paula Allen, photographer © 2015

Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Founding Executive Director Lizette Villa, Proyecto Palomas_ Paula Allen, photographer © 2015

 Addis Darlington (Coordinadora de Oremi), AnouchK Ibacka Valiente and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at NO! screening at Cine Acapulco, Havana, Cuba © 2015

Addis Darlington (Coordinadora de Oremi), AnouchK Ibacka Valiente and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at NO! screening at Cine Acapulco, Havana, Cuba © 2015

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons with AnouchK Ibacka Valiente, translating at the NO! screening at Cine Acapulco, Havana, Cuba © 2015

Aishah Shahidah Simmons with AnouchK Ibacka Valiente, translating at the NO! screening at Cine Acapulco, Havana, Cuba © 2015

 NO! screening at Cine Acapulco, Havana, Cuba ©2015

NO! screening at Cine Acapulco, Havana, Cuba ©2015

 Black Feminist Scholars/Cultural Workers Rev. F. Reanae McNeal, Tracy L. Fisher and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin © 2015

Black Feminist Scholars/Cultural Workers Rev. F. Reanae McNeal, Tracy L. Fisher and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin © 2015

 Black feminist scholars Heidi R. Lewis and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at the NO! Tenth Anniversary Panel during the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin © 2015

Black feminist scholars Heidi R. Lewis and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at the NO! Tenth Anniversary Panel during the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin © 2015

 Black feminist scholars Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Tracy Fisher, and F. Reanae McNeal at the NO! Tenth Anniversary Panel during the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin © 2015

Black feminist scholars Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Tracy Fisher, and F. Reanae McNeal at the NO! Tenth Anniversary Panel during the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin © 2015

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Heidi R. Lewis after the NO! Tenth Anniversary Panel at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin © 2015

Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Heidi R. Lewis after the NO! Tenth Anniversary Panel at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin © 2015

 Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, and Tracy L. Fisher after the NO! Tenth Anniversary Panel at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin © 2015

Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, and Tracy L. Fisher after the NO! Tenth Anniversary Panel at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin © 2015

 Black Feminist Trailblazers Paula Giddings, Michele Wallace, Beverly Guy-Sheftall with Aishah Shahidah Simmons at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin © 2015

Black Feminist Trailblazers Paula Giddings, Michele Wallace, Beverly Guy-Sheftall with Aishah Shahidah Simmons at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin © 2015

 Rutgers University Poster © 2015

Rutgers University Poster © 2015

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Black feminist filmmaker-scholar Kathe Sandler pre-NO! screening and discussion at Rutgers University_Kiyanna Stewart, photographer © 2015

Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Black feminist filmmaker-scholar Kathe Sandler pre-NO! screening and discussion at Rutgers University_Kiyanna Stewart, photographer © 2015

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons at Rutgers University_Jannah Handy, photographer © 2015

Aishah Shahidah Simmons at Rutgers University_Jannah Handy, photographer © 2015

 Pre NO! screening and discussion: Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Michael Simmons (Founding Co-Director, with Linda Caranza, of the Ráday Salon in Budapest, Hungary_AnouchK Ibacka Valiente, photographer © 2015

Pre NO! screening and discussion: Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Michael Simmons (Founding Co-Director, with Linda Caranza, of the Ráday Salon in Budapest, Hungary_AnouchK Ibacka Valiente, photographer © 2015

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons at NO! screening and discussion at Ráday Salon in Budapest, Hungary_Linda Carranza, photographer © 2015

Aishah Shahidah Simmons at NO! screening and discussion at Ráday Salon in Budapest, Hungary_Linda Carranza, photographer © 2015

 NO! screening and discussion at Ráday Salon in Budapest, Hungary_Linda Carranza, photographer © 2015

NO! screening and discussion at Ráday Salon in Budapest, Hungary_Linda Carranza, photographer © 2015

 German Premiere of NO!: Film Screenings @ Xart Splitta, Berlin, Germany, © 2016

German Premiere of NO!: Film Screenings @ Xart Splitta, Berlin, Germany, © 2016

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons at NO! post screening discussion at Film Screenings @ Xart Splitta, Berlin, Germany, © 2016

Aishah Shahidah Simmons at NO! post screening discussion at Film Screenings @ Xart Splitta, Berlin, Germany, © 2016

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons and her guest lecturer Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons’ in Aishah’s Black Legacies: Feminist Filmmakers, Black Women Writers and Imaginings of Black Experience Seminar at Williams College_Aunrika Tucker-Shabazz, photographer © 2016

Aishah Shahidah Simmons and her guest lecturer Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons’ in Aishah’s Black Legacies: Feminist Filmmakers, Black Women Writers and Imaginings of Black Experience Seminar at Williams College_Aunrika Tucker-Shabazz, photographer © 2016

 Aneeka Henderson, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Kai M. Green during the “I trained my eyes to see; Filming Genders and Sexualities,” panel at the Feminist Poetics of Legacies of June Jordan One Day Symposium, University of Massachusetts, Amherst © 2016

Aneeka Henderson, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Kai M. Green during the “I trained my eyes to see; Filming Genders and Sexualities,” panel at the Feminist Poetics of Legacies of June Jordan One Day Symposium, University of Massachusetts, Amherst © 2016

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons during the “I trained my eyes to see; Filming Genders and Sexualities,” panel at the Feminist Poetics of Legacies of June Jordan One Day Symposium, University of Massachusetts, Amherst_AnouchK Ibacka Valiente, photographer © 2016

Aishah Shahidah Simmons during the “I trained my eyes to see; Filming Genders and Sexualities,” panel at the Feminist Poetics of Legacies of June Jordan One Day Symposium, University of Massachusetts, Amherst_AnouchK Ibacka Valiente, photographer © 2016

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons during the “I trained my eyes to see; Filming Genders and Sexualities,” panel at the Feminist Poetics of Legacies of June Jordan One Day Symposium, University of Massachusetts, Amherst_AnouchK Ibacka Valiente, photographer © 2016

Aishah Shahidah Simmons during the “I trained my eyes to see; Filming Genders and Sexualities,” panel at the Feminist Poetics of Legacies of June Jordan One Day Symposium, University of Massachusetts, Amherst_AnouchK Ibacka Valiente, photographer © 2016

 A Mini NO! reunion: Aishah Shahidah Simmons with trailblazing Black Feminist Scholar-Activists Barbara Smith, and Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons the Legacies of June Jordan One Day Symposium, University of Massachusetts, Amherst © 2016

A Mini NO! reunion: Aishah Shahidah Simmons with trailblazing Black Feminist Scholar-Activists Barbara Smith, and Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons the Legacies of June Jordan One Day Symposium, University of Massachusetts, Amherst © 2016

 A Mini NO! reunion: Aishah Shahidah Simmons with featured NO! Poet Samiya A. Bashir at the Legacies of June Jordan One Day Symposium, University of Massachusetts, Amherst © 2016

A Mini NO! reunion: Aishah Shahidah Simmons with featured NO! Poet Samiya A. Bashir at the Legacies of June Jordan One Day Symposium, University of Massachusetts, Amherst © 2016

 Some of the many presenters at the Legacies of June Jordan One Day Symposium, University of Massachusetts, Amherst(Front row: Cheryl Clarke, Nivea Castro, Margo Okazawa Rey, Sonia Sanchez, Akasha Gloria Hull, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Samiya A. Basher. Back row: Kai M. Green,  Evie Shockley, Sharon Page Ritchie, Gloria I. Joseph, Lisa C. Moore, John Bracey and Mecca Jamilah Sullivan) © 2016

Some of the many presenters at the Legacies of June Jordan One Day Symposium, University of Massachusetts, Amherst(Front row: Cheryl Clarke, Nivea Castro, Margo Okazawa Rey, Sonia Sanchez, Akasha Gloria Hull, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Samiya A. Basher. Back row: Kai M. Green,  Evie Shockley, Sharon Page Ritchie, Gloria I. Joseph, Lisa C. Moore, John Bracey and Mecca Jamilah Sullivan) © 2016

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons reading from her chapter “Removing the Mask: AfroLez®femcentric Silence Breaker” in Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement (Jennifer Patterson, editor) at Bluestockings Bookstore © 2016

Aishah Shahidah Simmons reading from her chapter “Removing the Mask: AfroLez®femcentric Silence Breaker” in Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement (Jennifer Patterson, editor) at Bluestockings Bookstore © 2016

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons signing author/editor Robin D. Stone’s (No Secrets No Lies: How Black Families Can Heal from Sexual Abuse) copy of Queering Sexual Violence Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement. © 2016

Aishah Shahidah Simmons signing author/editor Robin D. Stone’s (No Secrets No Lies: How Black Families Can Heal from Sexual Abuse) copy of Queering Sexual Violence Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement. © 2016

 Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Jennifer Patterson, (editor of Queering Sexual Violence) at Giovanni's Room Bookstore in Philadelphia_Aleksei Luthor Wagnor, photographer, © 2016

Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Jennifer Patterson, (editor of Queering Sexual Violence) at Giovanni's Room Bookstore in Philadelphia_Aleksei Luthor Wagnor, photographer, © 2016

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