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Aishah Shahidah Simmons

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker, Author, Feminist & Activist

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Aishah Shahidah Simmons Biography

Aishah Shahidah Simmons’s award-winning cultural work expresses its voice through the art of documentary filmmaking, writing, and activism while being informed by her lived experiences as a child sexual abuse survivor, adult rape survivor, and Buddhist practitioner. She is committed to disrupting and ending violence without relying on carceral accountability.

Aishah began telling stories cinematically in the early 1990s under the guidance of her teacher, the late Toni Cade Bambara at Scribe Video Center. With her self-defined AfroLez®femcentric pen and camera lens, she wrote, directed and produced her widely acclaimed short videos "Silence...Broken" and "In My Father's House" address race, gender, homophobia, rape, reproductive justice, and misogyny.

Aishah is most widely known for her 2006 groundbreaking, internationally acclaimed and award-winning documentary feature film, NO! The Rape Documentary. Twelve years in the making and funded by the Ford Foundation, along with many other funding partners, NO! exposes the taboos that cover-up rape, sexual assault, and failed accountability in African-American communities. A precursor to the contemporary campus anti-sexual assault movements, NO! was ahead of its time. Its’ 2006-world premiere at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA occurred one-year before Title IX was successfully applied to campus sexual assault cases.

The 2020 Lambda Literary Award-winning "Love WITH Accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse," is an anthology that Aishah organized and edited. It builds on the 2016 #LoveWITHAccountability Forum. The transformative writings feature experiences and perspectives by diasporic Black child sexual abuse survivors, advocates, and Aishah’s mother, who underscores the detrimental impact of parents/caregivers not believing their children when they disclose their sexual abuse. The contributors explore how we can center survivors’ healing process, and simultaneously address childhood sexual abuse without depending on policing and prisons.

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Aishah Shahidah Simmons Biography

Aishah Shahidah Simmons’s award-winning cultural work expresses its voice through the art of documentary filmmaking, writing, and activism while being informed by her lived experiences as a child sexual abuse survivor, adult rape survivor, and Buddhist practitioner. She is committed to disrupting and ending violence without relying on carceral accountability.

Aishah began telling stories cinematically in the early 1990s under the guidance of her teacher, the late Toni Cade Bambara at Scribe Video Center. With her self-defined AfroLez®femcentric pen and camera lens, she wrote, directed and produced her widely acclaimed short videos "Silence...Broken" and "In My Father's House" address race, gender, homophobia, rape, reproductive justice, and misogyny.

Aishah is most widely known for her 2006 groundbreaking, internationally acclaimed and award-winning documentary feature film, NO! The Rape Documentary. Twelve years in the making and funded by the Ford Foundation, along with many other funding partners, NO! exposes the taboos that cover-up rape, sexual assault, and failed accountability in African-American communities. A precursor to the contemporary campus anti-sexual assault movements, NO! was ahead of its time. Its’ 2006-world premiere at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA occurred one-year before Title IX was successfully applied to campus sexual assault cases.

The 2020 Lambda Literary Award-winning "Love WITH Accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse," is an anthology that Aishah organized and edited. It builds on the 2016 #LoveWITHAccountability Forum. The transformative writings feature experiences and perspectives by diasporic Black child sexual abuse survivors, advocates, and Aishah’s mother, who underscores the detrimental impact of parents/caregivers not believing their children when they disclose their sexual abuse. The contributors explore how we can center survivors’ healing process, and simultaneously address childhood sexual abuse without depending on policing and prisons.

Aishah Shahidah Simmons Videos

  • Aishah Shahidah Simmons speaks at 2018 March for Black Women
    Producer/Director of NO! The Rape Documentary and Creator of #LoveWITHAccountability® Aishah Shahidah Simmons was one of the Black...
  • Aishah Shahidah Simmons 2020 Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Anthology
    Aishah Shahidah Simmons accepts the 2020 Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Anthology for LOVE WITH ACCOUNTABILITY

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  • How to book Aishah Shahidah Simmons?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Aishah Shahidah Simmons for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Aishah Shahidah Simmons, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Aishah Shahidah Simmons or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Aishah Shahidah Simmons?

    Booking fees for Aishah Shahidah Simmons, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Aishah Shahidah Simmons, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Aishah Shahidah Simmons?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Aishah Shahidah Simmons for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Aishah Shahidah Simmons for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Aishah Shahidah Simmons or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Aishah Shahidah Simmons or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Aishah Shahidah Simmons is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Aishah Shahidah Simmons for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Aishah Shahidah Simmons generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, Amanda Nguyen, Dorothy Roberts, dream hampton and Maya L. Harris. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Aishah Shahidah Simmons for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Aishah Shahidah Simmons Speaker Videos

  • Aishah Shahidah Simmons speaks at 2018 March for Black Women
    Producer/Director of NO! The Rape Documentary and Creator of #LoveWITHAccountability® Aishah Shahidah Simmons was one of the Black feminist/womanist activists who spoke at the March for Black...
    Aishah Shahidah Simmons 2020 Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Anthology
    Aishah Shahidah Simmons accepts the 2020 Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Anthology for LOVE WITH ACCOUNTABILITY

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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