About Yamikani Msosa
Yamikani Msosa is a grassroots feminist organizer, frontline worker, consultant, educator and yoga instructor.
Born in Lilongwe, Malawi and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. She identifies as a child of the diaspora occupying many spaces of the "in-between". As a queer black femme with invisible disabilities, she strives to work against systems of oppression that seek to silence those on the margins.
Yamikani current coordinates the Black Academic Success and Engagement Program at Humber College as part of the Student Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives.
Yamikani holds a Master’s degree in Women and Gender Studies from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Her research focused on the lived experiences of black women working in sexual assault centres in Ontario.
Her feminist activism started at Ottawa Coalition to End Violence against Women when she was 19 years of age. Since then she has worked for Immigrant Women Services of Ottawa, Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa & Ryerson University. Yamikani currently sits on the Advisory Council for MATCH International Global Fund for Women & Youth Advisory for the Equality Project.