Bilphena Yahwon is a Baltimore based writer, researcher, organizer and womanist born in Liberia, West Africa. Ms. Yahwon is the author of ‘teaching gold-mah how to heal herself.’ , the co-creator of “For Black Girls Considering Womanism Because Feminism Is Not Enuf” and a core member of Press Press. Her art and organizing work has been also been featured in:
Yahwon’s “Why Do All the Black Girls Have an Attitude?”, an infographic on the impact of the school-to-prison pipeline on Black girls in Baltimore City, was released in Jan 2019 as part of the Everyday, Everyday, Everyday, Everyday Freedoms exhibition. Her work uses a womanist approach and centers women’s health and well being, intersectionality and abolition. She writes of the immigrant experience, of blackness, of healing, of African women made from flowers breathing fragility.
- Yahwon supports Akoben by providing trainings and consultation services.
- Yahwon was selected as a 2018-2019 Peer2Peer cohort member for her meaningful and critical transformative justice work in Baltimore.
- Yahwon has been with Akoben since July 2019.