Nelisiwe Xaba makes her moves on the politics of exoticism

“I have to be a feminist; every day should be a protest day,” proclaims dancer, choreographer Nelisiwe Xaba. It’s weeks ahead of the 27th Dance Umbrella and the award-winning artist is participating in the festival’s writing workshop, patiently reviewing her almost two-decade-long dance career, while addressing the politics attached to being a black, female dancer….

Talking Heads: Ory Okolloh

Ory Okolloh, founder of software company Ushahidi, is one of eight black women named as The 100 Most Influential People in 2014 by Time Magazine. Okolloh is a Harvard Law School graduate and the Director of Investments at Omidyar Network. She speaks to Yewande Omotoso about Africa’s aid problem, about holding leaders accountable, and her…