*Ayoo Africa 2020 Top Ten Awardees // Community, Policy & Governance
“In a world that attempts to regulate every move we make…in a world that constantly attempts to devalue and dehumanize us, we mustn’t do to ourselves what the world does to us.” – Nana Afua Yeboa Brantuo
Nana describes herself in four words, an “unapologetic black African woman.” She is a well traveled educator, researcher and writer. She has developed, coordinated, and facilitated programs that have centered on the experiences, knowledge, and work of African and African descendant women. Nana focuses on black women in politics across the globe, and has been part of roundtables and panels focusing on intersectionality, advocacy, and policymaking.
She recently was on a panel focused on Black feminist perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic and also curated a reading list on the same subject in April 2020.