Selected Talks

Who belongs in a city? | OluTimehin Kukoyi

Underneath every shiny new megacity, there’s often a story of communities displaced. In this moving, poetic talk, OluTimehin Kukoyi details how government land grabs are destroying the lives of thousands who live in the coastal communities of Lagos, Nigeria, to make way for a “new Dubai.” She compels us to hold our governments and ourselves accountable for keeping our cities safe for everyone. “The only cities worth building, indeed the only futures worth dreaming of, are those that include all of us, no matter who we are or how we make homes for ourselves,” she says.

The Power of Storytelling | OluTimehin Kukoyi’s Power Talk at Women Deliver 2019

OluTimehin Kukoyi takes to the main stage at Women Deliver 2019 to give a talk about her journey as a storyteller. In this talk, she describes the powerful experience that set her on the path of feminist writing. This inspiring talk is a call to action to everyone to use their power in the best way they possibly can.

Finding the courage to stand against injustice | OluTimehin Kukoyi speaking with Chris Anderson

This is an impromptu interview following OluTimehin Kukoyi’s profound and poetic talk at TEDGlobal 2017. The writer, editor and activist talks onstage with TED Curator Chris Anderson about where her courage comes from. She speaks of the challenges that the world confronts us with and how they motivate her to make it a better place to live in.

Black Feminisms Forum 2016

The Black Feminisms Forum was a space for Black and Afrodescendant feminists to come together. It held in Bahia, Brazil and brought together feminists from diverse sectors, regions and identities across Africa and the Diaspora. OluTimehin shared her perspective on the forum as a young Nigerian queer feminist.

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