Kandaka(t): “Strong woman”, title for queens and queen mothers of the ancient African Kingdom of Kush, also called Nubia and Ethiopia. In memory of the warriors’, regents’ and ruling queen mothers’ legacy, the Sudanese people still honours strong women as Kandakat today.
In the Sudanese Uprisings of 2019, women protesters were at the forefront of demanding change and social justice. The term Kandaka was used to celebrate their courage and strength.
This blog collects alternative approaches to activism. Through locating our personal stories within the bigger realities that we live in, we nurture creative and radical mindfulness. We aim to decolonise the notion of what it means to be an activist and to infuse our practice with joy, love and art.
Kandaka is about exploring the beauty and power which lie within us all in our daily practice and conversations.
The feminist futures we imagine and work towards are decolonial and intersectional.
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Kandaka was founded by Amuna Wagner and Hannah Wolny in 2017.
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