Practicing Solidarity: In conversation with Tiffany Tso and Jaimee A. Swift
Nicole Cardoza and Mallory Cheng speak with Tiffany Tso and Jaimee A. Swift, co-creators of the Black and Asian Feminist Solidarities project, which looks to Black and Asian American feminist histories, practices, and frameworks on care, community, and survival for the tools and strategies to continue to build towards collective liberation.
Tiffany Diane Tso (she/her) is a freelance journalist and editor based in New York City by way of Texas. Her work focuses on Asian American issues, sex work, labor, advocacy, and more. She is also a cofounder of the Asian American Feminist Collective, a group that engages in intersectional feminist politics grounded within our communities through political education, media-making, and public events. Learn more at asianamfeminism.org.
Jaimee A. Swift (she/her) is the executive director, creator, and founder of Black Women Radicals, a Black feminist advocacy organization dedicated to uplifting and centering Black women and gender expansive people’s radical activism in Africa and in the African Diaspora. She is also the creator and founder of The School for Black Feminist Politics (SBFP), the Black feminist political education arm of Black Women Radicals. Swift has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Howard University. Her dissertation, Towards A Queer Amefricanidade: State, Structural, and Symbolic Violence and Afro-Brazilian LGBT Women’s Resistance in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil examines Afro-Brazilian queer and transgender women’s historical and contemporary political struggles against multiform state and quotidian violence since Brazil’s democratic transition from military dictatorship from the 1980s to present day. You can follow Black Women Radicals at blackwomenradicals.com.
The ARD Podcast is produced by Nicole Cardoza, (@nicoleacardoza on Instagram) and edited by Mallory Cheng. Learn more at antiracismdaily.com.