About the Author

Ekemini Uwan is a public theologian and co-host of Truth’s Table Podcast. Her writings have been published in The Atlantic, Washington Post, Huffington Post Black Voices and her insights have been quoted by NPR, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker.

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  1. Sooo Dope!!! I could hear the song as I read. Feel the excitement I had when I first took the wrapper off my tape. Yes, we are Black Women capable of many feats. Most importantly impacting life and being seen. Shine your light Queens. Ooooooooooohhh Ladies First! Ladies First!! 🖤🖤

  2. Thank you for bringing back those memories (music, dances, cassette taping, and VHS). Ladies first was a classic. The article was well written. Loved how you weaved everything in one.

  3. This is soul stirring and deeply thought provoking and may I add a challenging article. Caused me to tear up & ask some questions I have been thinking about. But what I know I can do now……..is help & support my Sisters do what I can’t but they can, that lines up for the greater good of The Kingdom of GOD & His Christ!
    Thank you Sister Ekemini 🙌🏾🌹

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