Born in Kenya to a Nigerian father and Kenyan mother, and raised between Nairobi and Toronto, Valerie Ntinu is a recent MA graduate in Media, Culture and Society. As an academic, Valerie has produced two successful research projects focused on the Black Womxn’s experience in both the Old and New World. Outside academia, Valerie has produced articles lent to magazines such as gal-dem and The Black Diaspora on topics ranging from challenging racist caricatures of Zwarte Piet in the Netherlands to detailing her experiences navigating through Predominantly White Spaces both in Europe and Africa. She is a member of the European Race and Imagery Foundation. Following the Fellowship, Valerie hopes to design projects focused on care and expressionism for Black Womxn in lower-income communities within Rotterdam and hopefully extend these efforts to the rest of Europe.
Updated May 2020
More from Valerie Ntinu
drINK Café: Creating Brave Spaces Through Shared Spaces
From her own experience as a Black womxn navigating predominant spaces, Valerie sought to create a virtual event addressing the burden placed on Black womxn. The goal of her Action Project was to experience the double burden of racism and misogyny confronting Black womxn and non-binary individuals.
Humanity in Action The Netherlands Announces the 2020 Dutch Fellows Cohort
From a competitive pool of applicants, 16 Fellows from the Netherlands were selected to join the 2020 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort.