"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."
- Alice Walker, American novelist, poet, and activist
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Rokhaya Diallo is a French journalist, writer, and award winning filmmaker widely recognized for her work which dismantles the barricades of racism and sexism through the promotion of equality and pluralism.
TV host and a pundit on several French and international networks, Rokhaya is also a contributor to several newspapers and magazines. She has also directed several documentaries including the award winning Steps To Liberty.
She co-founded the INDIVISIBLES, which awards through The “Y’A BON AWARDS” ceremony the “best” racist statements made by French public figures each year.
She is the author of several books, including a graphic novel. She has curated an exhibition in Paris inspired by the book “Afro!” she co-authored with the photographer Brigitte Sombié.
She has been the recipient of several awards including the Women in Digital Feminine Communication Award from #LabcomWomen in the Generosity category created by the channel TF1 and the distinction paying homage to her work in the Journalist of the Year category 2016. In 2017 she was the only French person invited to attend the inauguration of the Obama Foundation.
Rokhaya Diallo | @rokhayadiallo
Paris-born journalist, documentary filmmaker, author and television host Rokhaya Diallo describes her painful introduction to activism in her native country, the parallels between the American and French Civil Rights Movements, and how gender and race form a nexus of intersectional inequality at the heart of her organizing work.