Crimmins, Peter, “‘SlutWalk’ protest set for Saturday in Philadelphia,” WHYY NewsWorks, August 5, 2011

Solomon, Akiba, “Is the SlutWalk Movement Relevant For a Black Feminist?,” ColorLines, August 5, 2011

Moss-Coane, Marti, “‘Slut Walk’: Feminists fight back against rape, an interview with Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Rebecca Traister,”, Radio Times, August 4, 2011

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “Reflecting Upon My Twenty-One Years of Pride,” NewBlackMan (In Exile), June 25, 2011. This reflection was also published in The Body®: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource, June 27, 2011

Bierria, Alisa (with Aishah Shahidah Simmons) “Tell 'Psychology Today' to Stop Publishing Racist and Sexist Articles,” Alter Net, May 20, 2011

Williams, Jennifer, “Rape Is Still Rape, And No Still Means NO!,” Ms. Magazine Blog, May 19, 2011

Renee, Shawna, “Rihanna’s - Man Down, an interview with Aishah Shahidah Simmons,” Cocoa Mode, June 9, 2011

Privot, Ben, “Aishah Shahidah Simmons on Consent,” The Consensual Project, May 24, 2011

Morgan, Robin, “NO! A Film of Sexual Politics – and Art,” Guest Curator, DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Stasio, Frank, “Reading Language of Rape Culture, an interview with Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Mark Anthony Neal, Melissa Harris-Perry, Mary R. Block,” State of Things, on WUNC Public Radio, April 6, 2011

Terrell, Kelle, “Ain’t I A Victim,” The, March 18, 2011

Greenberg, Benjamin, “Recy Taylor May Finally See Alabama Acknowledge Her 1944 Rape,”, March 16, 2011

Goldschmidt, Sandrine, “Rien, jamais, ne justifie le viol !,” A dire d’elles, Liberté, égalite, féminisme, juliet 3, 2010

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “Feminists Must Heal The Wounds of Racism,” in Who Should Be First? Feminists Speak Out on the 2008 Presidential Campaign, Johnnetta Betsch Cole and Beverly Guy-Sheftall, eds. (SUNY Press, 2010)

Ulen, Eisa, “Building Up, Not Beating Down: Protecting Our Girls From Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault” (Special Report: State of Our Girls), Heart and Soul Magazine, April/May 2010, pgs 61-64

Tillet, Salamishah, “Black Girls Are Still Enslaved,” The, April 10, 2010

Asim, Jabari, “Brain Trust: Five thinkers worthy of recognition: Melissa Harris-Lacewell (Perry), R. Dwayne Betts, Paul Butler, Danielle S. Allen, and Aishah Shahidah Simmons,” The Crisis Magazine (one of the oldest Black periodicals in America), Fall 2009, pgs 16-21

Tillet, Salamishah, “The Color Precious,” The, November 12, 2009

X, Campbell, “Interview With NO! director Aishah Shahidah Simmons of AfroLez Productions,”  Blackman Vision Film Production blog March 2009

Nopper, Tamara K., “On Chris Brown, Rihanna, women as suspect, & teenage domestic violence,” Bandung 1955, February 14, 2009

Powell, Kevin, “Rihanna/Chris Brown: Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (The Remix),” The Huffington Post, February 12, 2009

Jackson, Jr., John L., “Spike Lee on Spike Lee,” The Chronicle Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 6, 2008 “Les Femmes en résistance font leur festival à Arcueil,” Paris, September 24, 2008

Kay, Sheryl, “Out in Front: Filmmaker Addresses Rape,” Curve Magazine, June 2008, p. 14

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “A State of Rage “ in Shout Out: Women of Color Respond to Violence, Maria Ochoa, Ph.D., & Barbara Ige, Ph.D. eds. (Seal Press, 2008)

Shields, Sonya, “Aishah Shahidah Simmons: Independent Documentary Filmmaker,” Passion Life Magazine, May 2008

Tillet, Salamishah, “Rape is a Crisis in Black Communities,” The, April 10, 2008

Harris-Perry, Melissa, “Remixing the Rule of Racial Silence,”, April 10, 2008

Armah, Esther, “NO!: Exploring Sexual Violence in the African-American Community,” Wake Up Call, with Esther Armah on WBAI Pacifica Radio, April 7, 2008

Luck, Fran (Maretta Short), “NO! The Rape Documentary and interview with Aishah Shahidah Simmons” Joy of Resistance Multicultural Radio, with Fran Luck and Maretta Short, WBAI Pacifica Radio, March 27, 2008

Reviewers, “The color purple: Filmmor Women’s Film Festival begins today,” Today’s Zaman, March 15, 2008

Williams, Amy, “Review of NO! The Rape Documentary,” Ms. Magazine, 35th Anniversary Issue, Fall 2007

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “Asserting My In(ter)dependence Every Single Day,” in Savoring The Salt: The Legacy of Toni Cade Bambara, Linda Holmes and Cheryl Wall, Ph.D., eds. (Temple University Press, 2007)

Greenlee-Donnell, Cynthia, “Stories of Survival,” In These Times Magazine, June 29, 2007

Martin, Michel, “Behind Closed Doors: NO!,” Tell Me More, with Michel Martin on National Public Radio, June 18, 2007

Douglas, Marian, “Review of NO! – A Film on Rape in the Black Community,” Pambazuka News: Weekly Forum for Social Justice in Africa, May 22, 2007

Green, Natasha, “NO!: Confronting Sexual Assault in Our Community, an interview with Aishah Shahidah Simmons,” Women’s Magazine on KPFA Pacifica Radio, May 14, 2007

Soong, C.S., “Black Is Not Enough: When Race, Gender and Sexuality Intersect A Conversation with Kenyon Farrow and Aishah Shahidah Simmons,” Against the Grain on KPFA Radio, April 10, 2007

Herzing, Rachel, “Thoughts on Race, Gender, and Sexuality and the Black Left: A Roundtable Conversation with Kazembe Balagoon, Patricia Hemphill, Kenyon Farrow, Imani Henry, and Aishah Shahidah Simmons,” Left Turn Magazine, April/May 2007

Rice, LaVon Rice, “All the Women Are White, All the Black Are Men, And Many of Us Have Been Raped: One Filmmaker Confronts Sexual Assault Against Black Women,” ColorLines Magazine January/February 2007

Digital, Dex, “Aishah Shahidah Simmons interview on DJ Drama/Don Cannon Arrest,” on Mixtape Show 58, January 27, 2007

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah,  ““Thirty Strong And A Gun To His Head…Pay Attention?”, January 17, 2007

Drake, Ingrid, “Transforming Fear into Power: The Politicization of Child Sexual Abuse,”, January 7, 2007

Sharpley-Whiting, T. Denean, “Introduction: Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy But Somebody’s Got to Do It” and “Too Hot to Be Bothered:  Black Women and Sexual Abuse,” Pimps Up, Ho’s Down: Hip Hop’s Hold on Young Black Women, NYU Press © 2007, pgs 19-20, 53, 58, 81-84

Nopper, Tamara K., “The Myth of Black Women’s Progress: A Conversation with Activist and Filmmaker Aishah Shahidah Simmons,”, November 15, 2006

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “The War Again Black Women and The Making of NO!,” in The Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology, Various Editors, (Duke University Press, 2006, 2016), 170-178

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “No One is Free While Others Are Oppressed: My AfroLez®femcentric Journey,” in The Black Scholar, (Black Women's Activism, Volume 36 Number 1) Jennifer Hamer, Ph.D., and Helen Neville, Ph.D., eds.

Farmer, Eboni, “Moving Documentary Gets Students Talking About Rape,” The Hilltop, November 15. 2006

Riggins, Traver, “Movie Screening to Open Discussion on Rape,” The Hilltop, November 14, 2006

Volin, Katherine, “Lesbian Filmmaker Says ‘NO!’ to Silence,” The Washington Blade, November 10, 2006

Imarisha, Walidah, “Cinematic Activism,” Left Turn Magazine, October/November 2006

Burton, Jazmyn, “Local Lesbian Filmmaker says ‘NO’ to Violence,” The Philadelphia Gay News, October 27 – November 2, 2006

Burton, Jazmyn Odokemi, “Editor’s Pick ‘NO!’,” The Philadelphia Weekly, October 11-17, 2006

Hoffer, Janae, “Film Addresses Sexual Assault,” The Philadelphia Tribune, October 6, 2006

Nopper, Tamara, “The Power of NO!: An Interview with Black Lesbian Filmmaker,” Clamor Magazine, Issue 38 (Fall 2006)

De Leon, Celine, “Aishah Shahidah Simmons: Words on the Duke Rape Case” © May 13, 2006 (also listed as a resource on Domestic and Sexual Violence Network website)

Neal, Mark Anthony, “(White) Male Privilege, Black Respectability, and Black Women’s Bodies,” © April 14, 2006

Henry, Cassandra, “Cass’ Interview with Aishah Shahidah Simmons,”, 3BlackChicksEnterprises™ © 2006

Hill-Collins, Patricia, “Why Collective Identity Politics Matter” and “Is the Personal still Political?,” in  From Black Power to Hip Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism, Temple University Press © 2006, pgs 150, 194-195

Latner, Teishan, “Ain’t I A Woman,” and “The Power is Final,” in The Quotable Rebel: Political Quotations for Dangerous Times Common Courage Press © 2005, pgs 187, 302

Neal, Mark Anthony, “Critical Noir: Daughters of Sister Outsider,” AOL Black Voices, April 4, 2005

Wynn, Ron, “Filmmaker examines issue of rape in [B]lack community,” Nashville City Paper online, April 5, 2005

Pollard-Terry, Gayle, “For African American Rape Victims A Culture of Silence,” LA Times, July 20, 2004

Schwartzman, Nancy, “My Doc, My Life” The Independent Film & Video Monthly, March 2004

Stone, Robin D., “On the Front Lines: A Word Against Rape,” in No Secrets No Lies: How Black Families Can Heal From Sexual Abuse, Broadway © 2004, pg 241

Whitney, Daisy, “Pan Afro Film Fest Focuses on Assault,”  Denver Post April 23, 2003

Colelman, Chrisena, “Film focuses on Black rape: Men asked to view and discuss, “ New York Daily News, March 7, 2003

Hunter, Karen, “Rap’s gotta learn some respect” New York Daily News, March 7, 2003

Gregory, Kia, “Race for the Cure: A New Documentary Explores Intraracial Violence,” The Philadelphia Weekly, March 22, 2003

Brown, Carolyn M., “Why Are Black women silent about rape,”, March 2003

Richardson, Clem, “A Private War: Black Women and Rape,” Honey Magazine, March 2003

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah (with Salamishah Tillet), “Breaking the SILENCES on intra-racial rapes and sexual assaults in the African American Community,” Latitudes Noires  (French Journal) edited by Agee C. Lomo Myazhiom © 2003/2004

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “Using Celluloid to Break the Silence About Sexual Violence in the Black Community,” in Violence in the Lives of Black Women:

Battered, Black, and Blue, C. M. West, Ph.D., ed. Haworth Press: Binghamton, NY (is also published in Women & Therapy, Volume 25, Numbers 3 & 4, 2003)

Cole, Johnnetta B. (Beverly Guy-Sheftall),  “Collisions: Black Liberation Versus Women’s Liberation,” in Gender Talk: The Struggle for Women’s Equality in African-American Communities, One World/Ballantine © 2003, pgs 91-92, 231

Asika, Uju, “Breaking the Silence on Sexual Harassment and Assault,”

Asika, Uju, “’No Means No!’: An Interview with Aishah Shahidah Simmons,”

White, Ph.D., Aaronette M., “NO!”: Breaking Silences on Film,” Assembling The Pieces: An African-American perspective on community and family violence (Newsletter of the Institute on Domestic Violence In The African American Community at the University of Minnesota, Winter 2002, pg 6

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “Using The Moving Image To Make Central The Rape and Sexual Assault of Black Women and Girls,” in “Female ‘Bodies of Knowledge Symposium Proceedings” also published as “Making Visible The Invisible in “Black Men and Domestic Violence. What Do We Know, Where Do We Go?” Conference Proceedings,” 2002

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “Sacred Spaces,” in Doula: The Journal of Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture, (Urban Think Tank, Inc., 2002)

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “Creating A Sacred Space of Our Own,”/“Creer notre proper espace sacre,” in Warrior/Guerrieres, a publication of Groupe du 6 Novembre, 2001, Nomades’ Langues Edition

Groupe Du 6 Novembre, “Aishah Shahidah Simmons, A Silence Breaker”/ “Aishah Shahidah Simmons, briseuse de silence” in Warrior/Guerrieres, a publication of Groupe Du 6 Novembre © 2001, Nomades’ Langues Edition, pgs 39-44

Ngo, An, “AFROLESFEMCENTRIC,” BI-CO (Bryn Mawr/Haverford College), December 5, 2000, pg 18

Galvan, Bonnie, “Women Who Make Movies, Are Women That Empower,” Querve, May 2000, pgs 8 & 16

Editors, “Feminist artist to receive award,” Philadelphia Gay News, April 28-May 4, 2000, page 4

Dubin, Murray, “Community group to give awards to social activists,” Philadelphia Inquirer, April 28, 2000, pgs B1 & B6

Editors, “Aishah Shahidah Simmons honored,” Au Courant, April 25-30, 2000, page 7

McCurdy, Glenn A., “Local Organization Honors Generations of Activism,” Philadelphia New Observer, April 26, 2000, p 7

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “Creating A Sacred Space of Our Own,” in Just Sex: Students Rewrite the Rules on Sex, Violence, Equality & Activism, Jodi Gold & Susan Villari, eds. (Rowman & Littlefield, January 2000)

Lesselier, Claudie, “Un film en gestation NO!,” Lesbia Magazine, Janvier 2000 [France]

Gladstone, Neil, “A Shaky Market: The ups and downs of this year’s IFFM,” The Philadelphia City Paper, October 2-8, 1998, pgs 26-27

Wilson, Kendal, “NAACP honors area civic leaders at gala: Oprah makes guest appearance,” The Philadelphia Tribune, October 13, 1998, pgs 1A & 4A

Hutchins, Lorraine, “Center Awards Audre Lorde Prizes to Filmmaker, Poet,” and “Aishah Shahidah Simmons: Living and Filming A Healing Rage,”  Coalition Works: a Newsletter of The Union Institute Center for Women,  July 1998, pgs 1-3

Asanti, Ta’Shia, “Women of Color on the Frontline: Filmmaker Aishah Shahidah Simmons takes on Rape…”, Gay Black Female, July 1998, p 7

Film Reviewers, “[Outfest ‘98] Film Schedule and Reviews,”  LA Weekly, July 10-16, 1998 (Vol 20/No 33), p

Harris, Katherine, “Audre Lorde Smiled: Two Lesbian artists win Legacy awards,”  The Washington Blade, May 22, 1998; p 43

Wire Reports, “Local Filmmaker Awarded Lorde Honor,” Philadelphia Gay News, May 8-14, 1998, p 37

Kolawole, Helen, “When no means NO!,” New Nation (UK), March 9, 1998, p. 14-15

Robinson, Wendy, “Film Maker Aishah Shahidah Simmons Challenges Black-on-Black Rape,” Urban Spectrum, February 1998, p. 28

Teamer, Blaine,  “Living in Confusion,” Ma’-Ka Diasporic Juks Contemporary Writing by Queers of African by Queers of African Descent, eds., Debbie Douglas, …[et. al.], Sistervision Press © 1997, p. 84-89

Powers, Retha.  “The Silence of Rape,” Essence Magazine, June 1996, p. 62 & 126

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “Black gays and lesbians still have many battles to wage,” Guest Opinion, The Philadelphia Tribune, June 21, 1994. This essay was also published as “Breaking the Silence,” Guest Opinion, The Philadelphia Gay News, June 17-23, 1994

Bambara, Toni Cade,  “School Daze,” Deep Sights and Rescue Missions, Estate of Toni Cade Bambara © 1996, Random House, pgs. 179- 200, originally published as “Programming With School Daze,” Five for Five: The Films of Spike Lee, Forty Acres & A Mule Filmworks © 1991, pgs. 47-55

Lane, Lynda.  “My Brother, I said NO!:  Local filmmaker documents the irony of Black women speaking out against the Black men who raped them,”  The Philadelphia Tribune, September 15, 1995, pgs. 1E and 6E-7E

Williams, John.  “Re-Creating their Media Image:  Two Generations of Black Women Filmmakers,”  The Black Scholar, Vol. 25, No. 2, pgs. 47-53

White, Jerry.  “Group Dynamic: Local black women filmmakers find power in numbers,”  The Philadelphia City Paper, January 27 - February 3, 1995, p. 20

Colon, Willie.  “Reflections on South Africa,” The Quaker Service Bulletin, Vol. 75, No. 2, pgs. 1-3 (1994)


Kurilla, MIchelle G. “OSAPR Hosts Day-Long Conference on Addressing Gender-Based Violence,” Harvard Crimson, October 7, 2019

Law, Victoria “How Can We End Child Sexual Abuse Without Prisons?,” Truthout, October 2, 2019

Gonzalez, Catherine Lizette, “#ColorlinesReads: Fall Into These Books This Autumn,” Colorlines, September 18, 2019

Adams, Char “Meet the Unsung Heroes of the #MeToo Movement: ‘It’s Powerful to Be Honored,’”, May 21, 2019

Aishah Shahidah Simmons is the Spotlight Feature in Hematopoeisis, Issue 4 - Perricardium, Winter 2019

NLGBTQ Task Force Creating Change 2019 and Mirror Memoirs, “#MeToo Movement Moment Plenary with Amita Swadhin, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Bamby Salcedo, Ignacio G. Rivera, and Mia Mingus” January 26, 2019

Prevent Connect and CALCASA, “Adult Survivors as Movement Leaders: Lessons Learned from the Just Beginnings Collaborative with Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Sonya Shah, Amita Swadhin” January 23, 2019

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “Ending Sexual Violence,” Essence magazine, November 2018

Browder, Emily, “Simmons Reflects on #LoveWITHAccountability Movement,” The Heights, October 28, 2018

YWCA USA, “Week Without Violence” Facebook LIVE with Alicia Sanchez Gill, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Jessica Raven, and Shiwali Patel,” October 16, 2018

Wanjuki, Wagatwe and Foster, Jenna, “All In the Family with Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Amanda Rosenberg,” Wondery Media, I, Survivor podcast, August 28, 2018

Smith, Ph.D., Aaron, an interview with Aishah Shahidah Simmons about Whitney Houston and Child Sexual Abuse, Wake Up With WURD, 900AM-WURD, May 24, 2018

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, New Whitney Houston Documentary reveals she survived child sexual abuse. But the silence around it harmed her,, May 20, 2018

Renee, Stephanie, an interview with Aishah Shahidah Simmons in response to The Bill Cosby Verdict, The Source, 900AM-WURD, May 11, 2018

Smith, Ph.D., Aaron, an interview with Aishah Shahidah Simmons on Breaking Silences Around Sexual Violence, Wake Up With WURD, 900AM-WURD, April 30, 2018

Jones, Imara, The Last Sip - Sexual Assault Awareness Month Edition, FreeSpeech TV, and Extended Interview with Aishah Shahidah Simmons, April 30, 2018

Solomon, Akiba, 6 Black Feminists Speak Out About the Cosby Sexual Assault Conviction, Colorlines, April 26, 2018

Lindsey, Treva, Bill Cosby’s guilty verdict was made possible by decades of activism by black women,, April 26, 2018

Bell, Eboné, Astraea Foundation: Investing, Advocating, Amplifying, and Propelling LGBTQI Voices, Tagg Magazine, March 23, 2018

Long, Stephanie, “Aishah Shahidah Simmons on NO!, Essex Hemphill and Reviving His Spirit in the #MeToo Era, CASSIUS, March 14, 2018

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, "#LoveWITHAccountability: Continuing and Beginning," On The Record, The Evelyn Jacobs Center on Violence and Abuse in Relationships Newsletter, University of Pennsylvania, Winter 2018 edition

Admin., Recovered Histories of Anti-Rape Activism: Celebrating Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Intersectional Approaches, The Feminist Wire, October 30, 2017

Nath, Anjali, Aishah Shahidah Simmons on #LoveWITHAccountability, Feral Visions: a decolonial feminist Podcast, October 19, 2017

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “Accountability is a radical form of love” The Resource, The National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Summer 2017 edition

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “The Personal is Political and Academic,” Signs, Short Takes: Provocation on Public Feminism, July 6, 2017

Renee, Stephanie,  an interview with Aishah Shahidah Simmons on [Bill] Cosby trail’s larger societal implications, Mid-Morning Mojo, 900AM-WURD, May 30, 2017

Lee, Rythea, with Donna Jensen and Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Three Women Rising, Advice from a Loving Bitch series, May 18, 2017

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “Rage-Meditation-Action-Healing,” What is Wellbeing? Kholoud Bidak and Coumbe Touré, eds., ArtsEverywhere, April 23, 2017

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “My Feelings for the Women’s March Have Evolved,” The New York Times, January 9, 2017

Armah, Esther,#LoveWITHAccountability ...the key to ending child sexual abuse?, Ghana’s Business & Financial Times, December 14, 2016

Armah, Esther, an interview with Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, Ph.D.,  #LoveWITHAccountability Special, The Spin: all women media panel syndicated talk show, December 8, 2016

Renee, Stephanie, an interview with Aishah Shahidah Simmons about #LoveWITHAccountability, Mid-Morning Mojo, 900AM-WURD, November 2, 2016

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “‘It Takes A Village’: Afterword to the #LoveWITHAccountability Forum,” The Feminist Wire, October 28, 2018

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, Still So Much Work to Do To End Violence Against Women, The New York Times, October 13, 2016

Lewis, Heidi, R. (with Aishah Shahidah Simmons), Honoring Black Resistance without Supporting Nate Parker, The Feminist Wire, October 7, 2016

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “Reflecting Upon Nate Parker and Deconstructing Rape Myths with Aaronette M. White, Ph.D.,” The Feminist Wire, August 18, 2016

Hannabach, Cathy, "Episode 14: Aishah Shahidah Simmons, filmmaker and director of NO! The Rape Documentary" Imagine Otherwise Podcast series, July 13, 2016

Patterson, Jennifer (with Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Jen LaBarbera, Ida Hammer, Keiko Lane), “How We Heal From Sexual Violence Against The Queer Community,” in The Establishment, June 8, 2016

Admin., “TFW’s Aishah Shahidah Simmons Receives Two-Year Just Beginnings Collaborative Fellowship,” in The Feminist Wire, May 24, 2016

Hutchinson, Sikivu, “Black Rage, Black Silence, and Sexual Violence,” HUFFPOST Black Voices, April 28, 2016

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “Removing the Mask: AfroLez®femcentric Silence Breaker,” in Queering Sexual Violence, Jennifer Patterson, ed., Riverdale Ave. Press: Magnus Books, 2016

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “‘Naming Our Destiny’: Afterword to The Feminist Wire’s Forum on June Jordan,” The Feminist Wire, March 25, 2016

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “AfroLezfemcentric Perspectives on Coloring Gender and Queering Race,” in Tikkun, February 11, 2016

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “#ShoutYourAbortion: The Ethics of Reproduction, ” The Feminist Wire, October 9, 2015

Murphy, Colleen, “Another Challenge on Campus Sexual Assault: Getting Minority Students to Report It", The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 18, 2015

Admin., “TFW’s Heidi R. Lewis & Aishah Shahidah Simmons to Visit Berlin,” in The Feminist Wire, May 26, 2015

Chao, Andrew, “Take Back the Night Event Aims to Empower Assault Survivors,” UCSD Guardian, April 26, 2015

Neal, Mark Anthony, “In Case We Are Confused About What Rape Is…” NewBlackMan (In Exile), originally published on May 7, 2010, it was republished in November 2014 during the wake of the Cosby allegations

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “Afterword: Toni Cade Bambara’s Living Legacy,” The Feminist Wire, November 29, 2014

Renee, Stephanie, an interview with Aishah Shahidah Simmons on “Challenging and Breaking Silence in Black Community Around Cosby Rape Allegations", Mid-Morning Mojo, 900AM-WURD, November 19, 2014

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “A State of Rage (for Toni Cade Bambara),” The Feminist Wire, November 19, 2014

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “Excerpts from Silence…Broken: Audre Lorde’s Indelible Imprint on My Life,” in Feminist Studies, (Volume 40, Number 1), Ashwini Tambe, Editorial Director

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah (with Farah Tanis), “Better Off Dead: Black Women Speak to the United Nations CERD Committee,” The Feminist Wire, September 5, 2014

Renee, Stephanie,  an interview with Aishah Shahidah Simmons about “Responding to Cee Lo Green verdict and messaging about Yes, No and Consent,” Mid-Morning Mojo, 900AM-WURD, September 5, 2014

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “Feminists We Love: Marissa Alexander, with Alisa Bierria”, The Feminist Wire,  July 25, 2014

Renee, Stephanie, an interview with Aishah Shahidah Simmons about  “Why We Can’t Wait: Women of Color Urge Inclusion in ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ with Kristie Dotson,” Mid-Morning Mojo, 900AM-WURD, June 27, 2014

Brothers Writing to Live, “When There Isn’t a Case for Debate: Black Men Listening to Our Sisters,” NewBlackMan (In Exile), June 2, 2014

Tanis, Farah (with L. Michelle Odom & Aishah Shahidah Simmons), “Report on Racial Discrimination and Sexual Violence Against Women of Color, Including Those Identifying as LGBTQ, and the Impact of Inadequate Racial Justice Initiatives and Violence Prevention Policy Implementation in the United States,” Black Women’s Blueprint’s United Nations Shadow Report, CERD (Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination), June 2014

Allen, Phil, “#BringBackOurGirls: Challenging Lack of Media Coverage on the 236 Nigerian Girls Who were Kidnapped in Northeastern Nigeria,” The Morning Show, 900AM-WURD, May 2, 2014

Admin, “TFW’s Aishah Shahidah Simmons participated in Philly Rally to #BringBackOurGirls", The Feminist Wire, May 11, 2014 

Leff, Lisa, “Trauma Warnings Move from internet to Ivory Tower”, Associated Press, April 26, 2014 (This article was published in multiple newspapers/news sites across the United States and internationally.)

Milks, Megan, “Trigger Warnings: A Roundtable With CA Conrad, Jos A. Charles, Andrea Lawlor, Sarsah Schulman, Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Anna Joy Springer, Part One: In The Creative Writing Classroom,” Entropy, April 14, 2014

Doon, CJ, “Award-winning Documentary Filmmaker Looks to Empower Survivors of Rape”,, March 5, 2014

Williams, Bria, “Rape and incest survivor shares documentary ‘NO!’ and personal experiences” The Daily Collegian, March 6, 2014

Gilmore, Stephanie, “Continuing the Celebration: Feminist Studies Celebrates Audre Lorde,” The Feminist Wire, March 1, 2014

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “Afterword: Standing at the Lordean Shoreline,” The Feminist Wire, March 1, 2014

Admin, “TFW’s Sikivu Hutchinson and Aishah Shahidah Simmons Partner to Address Sexual Violence with Youth in South Los Angeles,” The Feminist Wire,  March 10, 2014

Admin, “Film/Video + Written/Spoken Word = Social Change: Public invited to two events by visiting professor, editor, and filmmaker Aishah Shahidah Simmons", Scripps College News, February 2014

Admin, “TFW at Black Women’s Blueprint’s Mother Tongue Monologues,” The Feminist Wire, February 10, 2014

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “Foreword,” to Dear Sister: Letters to Survivors of Sexual Assault, Lisa Factora-Borchers, ed., AK Press, January 2014

Morgan, Robin,  an interview with Aishah Shahidah Simmons on “Women’s Media Center Live With Robin Morgan,” Women’s Media Center, October 20, 2013

Murtha, Tara, “SlutWalk Philly Changes Protest Name to “A March To End Rape Culture,” RH Reality Check, September 26, 2013

Hobson, Janell, “ Beyonce’s Fierce Feminism,” Ms. Magazine, Spring 2013

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “Celebrating the Extraordinary Who Are Relegated to Ordinary: A Tribute to Rebecca White Simmons Chapman and Juanita Cranford Robinson,” The Feminist Wire, May 12, 2013

Stratford, Sarah-Jane, “Conversation With Documentarian Aishah Shahidah Simmons,” Paradigm Shift, April 24, 2013

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, (with Heather Laine Talley) “Across Difference, Toward Liberation: An Introduction to TFW’s Forum on Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism within Feminism,” The Feminist Wire, April 22, 2013

Fresh, Morgen, “Empowering Survivors: Documentary N[O]! Screens at Multicultural Center," Portland State Vanguard, April 18, 2013

Rajeh, Nawal, “Saying NO! Is Not a Betrayal,” Peace X Peace, January 24, 2013

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, (with Monica J. Casper) “Choosing Our Own Lives: Two 40-Something Feminists Reflect on Roe,” with Monica J. Casper, The Feminist Wire, January 22, 2013

Admin, “TFW: The Year In Review,” The Feminist Wire, January 1, 2013

Jean-Charles, Regine, “‘I Think I Was Rape’: Black Feminist Readings of Affect and Incest in Precious,” Black Camera, Volume 4, Number 1, Winter 2012 (The New Series), pgs 139-160, Winter 2012

Story, Kaila (and Jaison Gardner), an interview with Aishah Shahidah Simmons about “Kasandra Perkins & Jovan Belcher; Sexual Assault in Communities of Color,” Strange Fruit: Musings on Politics, Pop Culture, and Black Gay Life, December 8, 2012

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah (with Tamura A. Lomax, Aimee Meredith Cox) “Take Care: Notes on the Black (Academic) Women’s Health Forum,” with Aimee Meredith Cox and Tamura A. Lomax, The Feminist Wire, November 12, 2012

Gumbs, Alexis Pauline, “We Have Always Known: Embodying Community Accountability,” The Feminist Wire, September 18, 2012

Ebrahimi, Sara Zia, “‘Who Will Revere Us?’: Local Filmmaker Reflects On Gender Based Violence Against Black Women and Girls,” Greater Philadelphia Community Cinema, September 4, 2012

Solomon, Akiba, “An Open Letter to Todd Akin from Women of Color Activists,” ColorLines, August 24, 2012

Alta-Devki, L’Erin, “What Have You Been Named? An Interview with Aishah Shahidah Simmons,” SisterFire, August 23, 2012

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “Celebrating and Remembering the Life and Legacy of Aaronette M. White,” The Feminist Wire, August 18, 2012

Bierria, Alisa, “Catalyzing Possibility: The NO! Film Documentary as Community Accountability Technology,” (an interview with Theryn Kigvamasud’Vashti and Aishah Shahidah Simmons in Community Accountability: Emerging Movements to Transform Violence), a special issue of Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict & World Order, Ana Clarissa Rojas Durazo, Alisa Bierria, and Mimi Kim, eds. (Vol 37, No. 4, 2011-2012) pgs 60 -75

Editors, “Women Filmmakers Forum: Aishah Shahidah Simmons,” The Feminist Wire, May 10, 2012

Moore, Darnell L., “TFW Forum on Women Filmmakers,” The Feminist Wire, May 9, 2012

Williams, Jennifer, “Remembering the L.A. Riots, Remembering Latasha Harlins,” Ms. Magazine Blog, May 7, 2012

Axtell, Brooke, “Black Women, Sexual Assault, and the Art of Resistance,”, April 25, 2012

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “Who Will Revere Us?: Black LGTBQ People, Women, and Girls, (Parts 1-4),” The Feminist Wire, April 23 –April 26, 2012, aggregated part 1 of the series on their site

Neal, Mark Anthony, “A Daughter and Father Address Violence Against Women (an interview with Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Michael Simmons),” Left of Black, April 2, 2012

Plaid, Andrea, “Very Smart Brothas’ Fauxpology, Too $hort’s ‘Advice,’ And Muffling About Intraracial Sexual Violence,” Racialicious, February 22, 2012

Tillet, Salamishah, “20 Years of Black Lesbian Cinema,”, January 2, 2012

Leonard, David, J., “The Year in “Race Matters,” NewBlackMan (In Exile), (December 31, 2014)

Gilmore, Stephanie, “Am I Troy Davis? A Slut?,” Ms. Magazine Blog, October 11, 2011

Solomon, Akiba, “More Thoughts on SlutWalk: No Attention is Better Than Bad Attention,” ColorLines, October 6, 2011

Peterson, Latoya, “Which Women Are What Now? SlutWalk NYC and Failures in Solidarity,” Racialicious, October 5, 2011

Schorn, Joey, “Badass Activist Friday Presents: Aishah Shahidah Simmons,” where is your line?", September 30, 2011

Simmons, Aishah Shahidah, “‘Gloria Steinem and ‘NO! The Rape Documentary’” The Feminist Wire September 23, 2011

Murtha, Tara, “SlutWalk Rally in Center City Seeks End to Culture of Victim-Blaming,” Philadelphia Weekly, August, 6, 2011