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Aishah Shahidah Simmons

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Aishah Shahidah Simmons is a Black feminist lesbian survivor-healer, Buddhist practitioner, trauma-informed Mindfulness meditation teacher, and award-winning filmmaker and author. Her groundbreaking 2006 released film, NO! The Rape Documentary and her 2020 Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology, Love WITH Accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse, break silences, offer healing paths for trauma, and provide distinct visions for compassionately disrupting the inhumane epidemics of childhood and adult sexual violence. Since 1993, Aishah has screened her work, guest lectured, taught university-level courses, and facilitated workshops across the North American continent and in several countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Learn more at