Minna Salami is a Nigerian, Finnish and Swedish writer, blogger and speaker. She is the founder of the feminist blog, MsAfropolitan, which connects feminism with contemporary culture from an Africa-centred perspective.
Referred to as “one of the key feminist voices of our times”, Minna is listed alongside Angelina Jolie and Michelle Obama as one of ‘12 women changing the world‘ by ELLE Magazine. A rising public figure, she draws hundreds of thousands of yearly readers through her platform.
Through her blog, she is a frequently sought speaker at international platforms from Yale University to TEDx to the Oxford Union as well as the BBC, Channel 4, Deutsche Welle, TV Ontario and SVT. Minna is a contributor to Guardian Opinion and writes a monthly column for the Guardian Nigeria titled “Gender Politics”. She writes a Huffington Post column and has also contributed to The Observer, The Independent, Al Jazeera and New Internationalist.
An advocate of global feminist awareness, Minna has presented hundreds of talks and dozens of keynotes at cultural events, high level summits and industry conferences around the world including in the UK, South Africa, Finland, Norway, Nigeria, Gabon, Morocco, France, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, China, the Gambia, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UAE and the USA. She has also served as a nominator for the Prince Claus Foundation and the Princess of Asturias Foundation. In 2016, Minna 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.
With an MA in Gender Studies (Distinction) from SOAS, and a BA in Political Science from University of Lund as well as an Honorary Fellowship in Writing from 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.
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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