Minna Salami is a Nigerian, Finnish and Swedish writer, and the founder of the feminist blog, MsAfropolitan, through which she is a frequently sought ideas journalist, keynote speaker, gender specialist, lecturer and consultant. She has been referred to as ‘one of the key feminist voices of our times’ and is listed alongside Angelina Jolie and Michelle Obama as one of ‘12 women changing the world‘ by ELLE Magazine.
Minna is a contributor to Guardian Comment, as well as a monthly columnist for Guardian Nigeria and a Huffington Post blogger. Other bylines include The Observer, The Independent, Al Jazeera and New Internationalist.
Equally at home speaking about universal ideas and global issues as well as about practical feminism and African case studies, Minna is an original feminist voice marking a clear departure from mere repetition of ideological dogmas for a feminism that is at one transformational, political and powerful. Belonging to no particular feminist school, Minna interprets and applies what is most valid for empowerment. Her work advocates global feminist awareness while critically exploring the relationship between gender, ethnicity, pop culture and social criticism from an Africa-centred perspective.
She has spoken at hundreds of venues, including some of the world’s most prominent international institutions such as Yale University, the Oxford Union and the Singularity University at NASA. In 2016, she joined Friends of the Earth to work as a lead author on the BIG IDEAS project, which identified 30 big ideas to change the world. She has also served as a nominator for the Prince Claus Foundation and the Princess of Asturias Foundation.
With an MA in Gender Studies (Distinction) from SOAS, London and a BA in Political Science from University of Lund, Sweden as well as an Honorary Fellowship in Writing at the Hong Kong Baptist University, she is perfectly suited to bridge the gap between feminism and universal concepts with an Africa-centred lens enabling those who encounter her work to discover an exciting feminist perspective. Minna’s vision and understanding of contemporary global feminist issues have led to interviews with BBC News, SKY, Deutsche Welle, SVT and TV Ontario. A well-known public figure, she draws hundreds of thousands of readers through her platform.
She has lived in Nigeria, Sweden, Spain and New York and now lives in London, from where she is passionately committed to promoting feminist empowerment.
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