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.


Roots and Resistance is a webinar that explores in depth conversations about the connections between sexual violence, state violence, and healing from collective and individual sexual abuse and trauma for Black survivors. This webinar discussed the following: - What are the historical connections between anti-Black racism and sexual violence?

In this video I share my experience as a frontline advocate and survivor. UNHCR Canada works with partners and advocates to ensure the protection of refugees who have experienced sexual and gender based violence. This video marks the 2016 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women, and how we are working to achieve that goal.