Published Works

Jaimee Swift’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)


African-American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) 

January 2017. “Afro-Brazilian Feminists and the Fight for Racial and Gender Inclusion”: http://www.aaihs.org/afro-brazilian-feminists-and-the-fight-for-racial-and-gender-inclusion/

March 2017. “The Rise of Global Conservatism and Resistance in the Age of Trump”: http://www.aaihs.org/the-rise-of-global-conservatism-and-resistance-in-the-age-of-trump

June 2017. “Candomble, Afro-Brazilian Women and Afro-Brazlian Religiosity”: http://www.aaihs.org/candomble-afro-brazilian-women-and-african-religiosity-in-brazil

July 2017. “African Women and Social Movements in Africa”: http://www.aaihs.org/african-women-and-social-movements-in-africa/

Amplify 


December 2015: “Why My Fight for Global Health Equity Hits Home: Understanding the Pervasiveness of Kidney Disease in the African-American Community”: https://medium.com/amplify/why-my-fight-for-global-health-equity-hits-home-understanding-the-pervasiveness-of-kidney-disease-c3c523a7f597#.qhhonxmih

Black is Global 


September 2016. “Meet the Nosarieme Garrick: The Creative Force Behind ‘My Africa Is”: http://blackisglobal.com/general/meet-nosarieme-garrick-the-creative-force-behind-my-africa-is/

Blavity 


March 2016. “Evoking the Mulatto Series Talks Black Mixed Identity in the 21st Century”: http://blavity.com/evoking-the-mulatto-series-talks-black-mixed-identity-in-the-21st-century/

July 2016. “Reconnecting Roots: Coming to Africa as an African-American in the Age of Obama”: http://blavity.com/reconnecting-roots-coming-africa-african-american-age-obama/

Empower magazine 


February 2016. “Young People Are Leading The Way to End Female Genital Mutilation with #WhyZeroFGM Campaign”: http://www.empowermagazine.com/young-people-are-leading-the-way-to-end-female-genital-mutilation-with-whyzerofgm-campaign/

April 2016. “How Truth in Reality is Changing the Media Portrayal of Black and Afro-Latina Women and Girls”: http://www.empowermagazine.com/truth-reality-changing-media-portrayal-black-afro-latina-women-girls/

 For Harriet 


July 2015. “Traveling While Black: On the Pervasive Nature of Colorism in the Diaspora”: http://www.forharriet.com/2015/07/traveling-while-black-pervasive-nature.html#ixzz46c3ywNKc

July 2015. “Why Pan-Africanism is Important for the #BlackLivesMatter Movement”: http://www.forharriet.com/2015/07/why-pan-africanism-is-important-for.html#ixzz46c6BvTZc

July 2015. “No Time for White Guilt: Why I’m Skeptical of White Allies”: http://www.forharriet.com/2015/07/no-time-for-white-guilt-why-im.html#ixzz46c5htzAz

August 2015. “If You Don’t Know Anything About Black Women, Please Don’t Write About Us”: http://www.forharriet.com/2015/08/if-you-dont-know-anything-about-black.html#axzz3k4VNuarK

August 2015: “Fight the Power: 10 Black Women Activists in the Diaspora You Need to Know: http://theculture.forharriet.com/2015/08/fight-power-10-black-women-activists-in.html#axzz4V72BTdDb

August 2015: “We Must Demand Race-Specific Policy Reforms in the 2016 Elections”: http://www.forharriet.com/2015/08/we-must-demand-race-specific-policy.html#axzz4BrhLQO1w

September 2015: “5 Ways to Manifest Black Joy”: http://www.forharriet.com/2015/09/5-ways-to-manifest-black-joy.html

September 2015: “I, Too, Am Africa: Finding My Place in the Diaspora as a Black Woman”: http://www.forharriet.com/2015/09/i-too-am-africa-finding-my-place-in.html#axzz4BrhLQO1w

October 2015. “White Women Still Don’t Know How to Address Intersectional Feminism”: http://www.forharriet.com/2015/10/white-women-still-dont-know-how-to.html#axzz3pLfqVRE5

October 2015. “Why Michelle Obama Must Specifically Address Black Girls with #62Million Girls”: http://www.forharriet.com/2015/10/why-michelle-obama-must-specifically.html#axzz3pLfqVRE5

February 2016. “Weighing to Exhale: On Black Girls, Women, and Body Disturbance”: http://www.forharriet.com/2016/02/weighing-to-exhale-on-black-girls-women.html#axzz44InYUvnM

Heed Magazine 


December 2015. “Justin Bieber Finds His ‘Purpose’ with Latest Album”: http://heedmag.com/2015/12/04/justin-bieber-finds-his-purpose-with-latest-album/

December 2015. “Philadelphia Printworks Ushers a New Consciousness with ‘School of Thought’ Collection”: http://heedmag.com/2015/12/31/philadelphia-printworks-ushers-a-new-consciousness-with-school-of-thought-collection/

February 2016. “Meet Jennifer Horton: The Ultimate A&R Female Power Player”: http://heedmag.com/2016/02/26/meet-jennifer-horton-the-ultimate-ar-female-power-player/

The Hilltop


September 2016: “You Are Not Beyonce. And That’s Okay”: http://thehilltoponline.com/2016/09/18/you-are-not-beyonce-and-thats-okay/

September 2016: “Donald Trump: I Do Not Want You To Speak at Howard University”: http://thehilltoponline.com/2016/09/26/donald-trump-i-do-not-want-you-to-speak-at-howard-university/

October 2016: “Attorney General Visits Howard University to Address State of Community Policing”: http://thehilltoponline.com/2016/10/15/attorney-general-visits-howard-university-to-address-state-of-community-policing/

November 2016: “Howard Alumna Debbie Allen Talks Race, Art and Activism”: http://thehilltoponline.com/2016/11/07/howard-alumna-debbie-allen-talks-race-art-and-activism/

January 2017: “The Time Is Always Now: Black Academics and the Critical Need to Challenge Trump”: http://thehilltoponline.com/2017/01/08/the-time-is-always-now-black-academics-and-the-critical-need-to-challenge-donald-trump/

Howard University Newsroom


March 2017. “Howard University Celebrated The Power and Resilience of Women on International Women’s Day”: https://newsroom.howard.edu/newsroom/article/7291/howard-university-celebrated-power-and-resilience-women-international-women-s

The Grio 


January 2016. “It’s Not Just Flint: Environmental Racism Slowly Killing Blacks across America:” http://thegrio.com/2016/01/24/flint-water-environmental-racism-blacks/

February 2016. “Taking Black History Month to the next level: Why Pan-African history is important”: http://thegrio.com/2016/02/15/black-history-pan-african-celebrate/ 

The Huffington Post 


August 2017. “Meet Stephanie Kimou, The Ivorian CEO Who Is Empowering Africa’s Most Precious Resource: Its Population”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5988b3ebe4b0f25bdfb31eb3

June 2017: “This Fashion Blogger Is Dismantling The Stereotype Asian Women Can’t Be Curvy”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5951c4b7e4b0c85b96c65c34 

June 2017: “Lucia McBath, Jordan Davis’ Mother, Speaks on Why The Need for Gun Reform Is Critical In Continuing Her Son’s Legacy”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lucia-mcbath-jordan-davis-mother-speaks-on-why-the_us_593de923e4b014ae8c69e1d0

May 2017: “Young people are standing in solidarity to end the U.S. blockade against Cuba”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/young-people-around-the-world-stand-in-solidarity-to_us_5924a289e4b0ed5eed1322ec

April 2017: “How Zain Verjee is ensuring that “stories made@africa” are being heard”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58fac76ae4b0f420ad99c7b0

March 2017: “Meet the women of HUResist: Leading the charge against Donald Trump at Howard University”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/meet-the-women-of-huresist-leading-the-charge-against_us_58e903cae4b0acd784ca58ba

January 2016. “#BlackHealthMatters: Why Black Inclusivity in Global Health is an imperative”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jaimee-a-swift/blackhealthmatters-why-bl_b_8994660.html

February 2016. “Bridging the Gap: African Millennials Give Their Take on Why #BlackLivesMatter”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jaimee-a-swift/millennials-give-their-take-on-blacklivesmatter_b_9140226.html

February 2016. “To Africa, With Love: On Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy Performance and the Reclamation of African Identity”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jaimee-a-swift/to-africa-with-love-on-ke_b_9240820.html

March 2016. “How Dr. Noerine Kaleeba Changed the Face of HIV/AIDS in Uganda”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jaimee-a-swift/how-dr-noerine-kaleeba-ch_b_9349410.html

March 2016. “Will the next Einstein be an African woman?”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jaimee-a-swift/will-the-next-einstein-be_b_9473762.html

April 2016. “I Am a Black Woman With a Capital ‘B’”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jaimee-a-swift/i-am-a-black-woman-with-a_b_9614328.html

April 2016. “This Photo Project is Redefining What It Means to be African and LGBT”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jaimee-a-swift/this-photo-project-african-lgbtq_b_9775092.html

Truthout 


March 2017. “The Rise of Global Conservatism and Resistance in Europe”: http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/39803-the-rise-of-global-conservatism-and-resistance-in-the-age-of-trump

LA Progressive 


July 2016. “Black Immigrants Get Real about Race and Racism in America”: https://www.laprogressive.com/black-immigrants/

Montgomery Media 


June 2011.“Bryn Mawr rapper Kuf Knotz to perform at the TLA”: http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/mainlinetimes/life/bryn-mawr-rapper-kuf-knotz-takes-his-beat-to-the/article_50da2b7c-3862-569f-8ede-a1eec2514da3.html

OkayAfrica 


March 2016. “#OurThreeBrothers: Why Is America Ignoring the Murders of Three Sudanese-Americans”: http://www.okayafrica.com/news/our-three-brothers/

April 2016. “These 5 African Foodies Are Redefining The Diasporan Culinary Experience”: http://www.okayafrica.com/news/5-african-foodies-redefining-diasporan-culinary-experience/

May 2016. “Get to Know Yasmin Belo-Osagie: Co-Founder of African-Woman Led Enterprise, She Leads Africa”: http://www.okayafrica.com/interview/yasmin-belo-osagie-african-woman-led-enterprise-she-leads-africa/

January 2017. “Forgotten Voices: Haitian Millennials Speak On The Impact of Hurricane Matthew”: http://www.okayafrica.com/interview/forgotten-voices-haitian-millennials-impact-hurricane-matthew/

OF NOTE magazine 


Spring 2013, Girls Issue: “Talking Back To Street Harassers: An Interview with Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh”: http://www.ofnotemagazine.org/2016/11/03/talking-back-to-street-harassers-an-interview-with-artist-tatyana-fazlalizadeh/

The Gun Issue, Summer 2017: “Vanessa German: “Power Figures” Armed with a Mantra for Justice: http://www.ofnotemagazine.org/2017/06/14/vanessa-german-countering-gun-violence-and-celebrating-the-power-of-black-women-and-girls/

Safe Magazine 


November 2015. “16 Global Heroes Who Go There”: http://www.safe-magazine.com/16-global-heroes/

 March 2016. “Five Things You Can Do to End Sexual Exploitation of Women and Girls in the Media”: http://www.safe-magazine.com/5-things-can-end-sexual-exploitation-women-girls-media/

March 2016. “The Road to Healing: Why Every Hour Matters for Post-Rape Care”: http://www.safe-magazine.com/rape-hiv-and-access-to-services-why-every-hour-matters-for-post-rape-care/

 April 2016. “Artist Talks Back to Street Harassers”: http://www.safe-magazine.com/artist-talks-back-to-street-harassers/

May 2016. “Meet Tom Clarke: A Man on Mission to Empower Women and Girls”: http://www.safe-magazine.com/tom-clarke-rallying-girls-empowerment/ 

June 2016. “We Cannot Forget Women and Girls with Disabilities in the SDGS”: http://www.safe-magazine.com/cannot-forget-women-girls-disabilities-sdgs/

Salon.com 


June 2016. “The Media May Have Stopped Talking About It, But the Flint Water Crisis Is Far From Over”: http://www.salon.com/2016/06/19/the_media_may_have_stopped_talking_about_it_but_the_flint_water_crisis_is_far_from_over/ 

Truthout

March 2017. “The Rise of Global Conservatism and Resistance in the Age of Trump”: http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/39803-the-rise-of-global-conservatism-and-resistance-in-the-age-of-trump

UNICEF USA  


 May 2016. “Not An Object: On Sexual Exploitation of Women and Girls”: https://www.unicefusa.org/stories/not-object-sexualization-and-exploitation-women-and-girls/30361

Safe Magazine, Issue III, Print Edition 


Featured three of our 16 global heroes; uncovering early and forced child marriage in Kosovo; and the Every Hour Matters campaign for post-rape care: https://issuu.com/safemag/docs/safe_mini-mag_6x9

Social Media Campaigns


#WhyZeroFGM campaign with Youth For Change: https://storify.com/together4girls/whyzerofgm-campaign

#AllWomen Twitter chat with UNICEF’s End Trafficking Project: https://storify.com/together4girls/ge 

Speaking Engagements


For Harriet. October 2015: “Why Womanism? A Womanist and Black Feminist in Conversation”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFH2CMdxFKs

RT America. January 2016: “Environmental Racism: Critics call Flint crisis a civil rights issue”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYibygUGOcg

United Nations Women’s Commission on the Status of Women. March 2016: Protect Our Girls: Sexualization, Exploitation, and the Media 

 UNICEF USA. Inclusion, Gender Equity, and Violence Prevention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg1cbWubGPQ