Meet Aimee Allison: A Powerful Voice Elevating the Voices and Issues of Women of Color
As news and statistics continue to report, 2020 has had a devastating impact on women, especially women of color, underscoring that the needs of women are more urgent now than ever. Though we did see a historical win this past election, including Kamala Harris winning office as the first women of color Vice President of the United States, the voices of women in our democracy desperately need to be prioritized in efforts of moving towards a world where all women and girls thrive.
Elevating the voices of women of color is the life work of this year’s Lucretia Mott honoree Aimee Allison, the founder and president of She the People, a national network elevating the voice and power of women of color. Speak with her for just a few moments and it’s clear to see that the longtime activist has dedicated her life towards advocating for women and leading movements grounded in the values of love, justice, belonging, and democracy. “Women of color have been here all along since the beginning of the country. It’s time to listen to us, see us and hear us in a new way,” said Allison.
We had the opportunity to sit down with our Lucretia Mott honoree Aimee Allison ahead of our 43rd Annual Celebration: Breaking Down Barriers. We discussed her work with She the People, the importance of centering the voices of women of color in politics, and using gender justice as a key framework to move this country forward.
Read the full interview here.