Our topic – Love and Empowerment Between Sisters with Sister Circle Collective with Lanai Daniels and Yexenia Vanegas
Lanai Daniels is a community organizer, and advocate for Black and Brown women, girls, queer women, and transwomen. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York City, she seeks to amplify the voices of marginalized women and girls in conversations about race, gender, sexuality, and class. Aside from her role as Core Sister of Sister Circle Collective, Lanai is an organizer for Yeah, That’s What She Said and a Board Member of New York Abortion Access Fund.
Yexenia Vanegas is a Colombian American woman who is interested in gender, food and different forms of healing. Through personal and academic experiences, she has come to regard food as a prism through which we can examine many facets of current socio, economic, environmental and political issues. Yexenia is seeking to gain knowledge about traditional forms of healing and medicine as well as food in order decolonize many facets of our present world. She believes that building sisterhood through circle discussions is one way for these transformations and understandings to arise. In creating a circle a safe space is manifested which leads to fruitful and transformative discussion about ourselves and our society.
Sister Circle Collective Bio: is a transnational, feminist, grassroots community based in New York City. Founded in 2012 by women of color, we are invested in building a powerful community for our black and brown cis sisters, trans sisters, queer sisters and gender non-conforming people who together believe in the radical act of sisterhood. We are committed to reclaiming love and power within ourselves and each other, to create a culture of understanding, compassion, and resistance. Our work as a collective is sustained by a core group of sisters and and active members.
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