Grantees Assata's Daughters

Assata's Daughters is a grassroots, intergenerational, organizing collective of Black women who love and support each other. Inspired by the Radical Monarchs, Assata’s Daughters was started to hold a necessary space for dialogue, celebration, and for exploration of the different forms of Black women’s empowerment and self-determination. A necessary space that protects, cherishes, and fights for the humanity of Black women. A necessary space that affirms all Black women along the gender spectrum. A necessary space that rejects respectability politics. A necessary space that resists against racism, as well as sexism, adultism, heteronormativity, transphobia, and all types of oppression we experience as Black women living intersectional lives.

Quite simply, we aim to support young Black women’s leadership and participation within the Black Lives Matter movement: Unapologetically Black, young, radical women.

Through this dedication, we create art, we protest, we sing, we heal, we build, we love, and we come together to lead and incite resistance.