What do we recall about the first time we went online? What was the first thing we searched on the internet that we didn’t want our mothers to know? What information have we been unable to find due to limited content and connectivity,surveillance, censorship,exploitation and unequal representation? How can we use the internet if when trolls target our identities, political values and lived experiences? How do we sustain the growth, leadership and ethically representative visibility of our different movements online? Is there porn we can watch that centres our pleasures, rather than the patriarchal gaze?
This zine documents the explorations and experiments that grew into dynamic answers, solutions and even more questions on what it means to have a feminist internet in Africa. There are long prose pieces for you to digest, short bits about feminist organizations we found out about at the convening, a gorun-breaking timeline of African feminist-ing on the internet, a playlist of African and African diaspora music for you to tune in to :) and more!
All content in this zine has been written by Wairimũ Murĩithi and Youlendree Appasamy, with additional interviewing and translation assistance from Fabiola Ingabire and Florie Dumas-Kemp. Zine designed by Youlendree Appasamy, with illustrations by Sonaksha Iyengar for APC. You can download it on Internet Archive.
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