Aishah Shahidah Simmons

Aishah Shahidah Simmons is an award-winning Black feminist lesbian cultural worker whose productions, the 2006 Ford Foundation-funded film NO! The Rape Documentary and the 2020 Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology Love WITH Accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse, center on breaking silences, healing from trauma, and non-carceral accountability for harm. Since 1994, she has lectured and shared her work nationally and internationally. Aishah is also a trauma-informed Mindfulness Meditation teacher who has been studying and practicing Theravada Buddhism for 20-years. She is a guest sangha leader at Elm Community Insight and a Visiting Meditation Teacher at Morgan State University.

Grantee Information

Year(s) Awarded: 2022