Hi. Welcome to Alisha’s website. She figured speaking in the third person is more formal and on trend with what most writers do.
Alisha Acquaye is a writer, community organizer, artist and very adorable person. She has a passion for mutual empowerment across POC communities and self-creation as an instrument for resistance. Her work - ranging from journalism, creative nonfiction and collaboration with other artists and activists - explores the relationship between art, identity, culture, spirituality, and intersectionality.
Alisha is particularly inspired by the creative and afrofuturistic methods black people use to reclaim their narratives, and the necessity of self-care as a formative weapon against oppression. In addition to documenting and storytelling, Alisha co-founded Sister Circle Brunch, a womxn of color event for sharing food and discussing self-care, and Unblended, a photo and interview series that celebrates the importance of Afro Asian friendships. You can follow Alisha on The Gram at @alisha.acquaye and read her essays in Teen Vogue, GQ, Allure, OkayAfrica, ELLE, The Establishment, Catapult, and more.
Oh - Alisha is obsessed with music. She makes playlists.