Shadiya Aidid is a spoken word artist, activist, and fashion designer. If you know her, she’s best described as a fiery-cupcake and is really good at spotting casual racism as she sips her Somali shax (pron. shah). Growing up and being visibly Muslim, African, and female, her identity and its intersections have been a large part of the art that she creates. Her poetry inspires messages of female empowerment, environmental justice, and black excellence.
You can follow her on Twitter @shashaFUNK.