QueensConnected is our creative dream child. We are Naika Thomas, a public health nurse, and Akua Amoako-Tuffour, a clinical pharmacist. We are lifelong friends and we have an overwhelming desire to help improve our community.
There is a true absence of arenas and venues, in which women of colour are able to speak, be heard, educate ourselves, and be empowered. This absence encouraged us to start QueensConnected and to organize a conference on sexuality and sexual health for women of color.
Our goal is to organize multiple events that will promote the talent and knowledge of women of color in the greater Hamilton area. We want our voices to be heard, included, and embedded within our communities.