Admitted as Visiting Scholar at Columbia University

I am very excited to collaborate with the Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality (IRWGS) directed by Marianne Hirsch and with Prof. Dr. Tina Campt, Director Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW)

Upcoming Performances in March

"I Step On Air" - laYla accompanies Oxana Chi with saxophone, kalimba, sounds and spoken word by May Ayim

March 2nd, 2016 @ City University of New York (BMCC), 2nd Annual Women Conference Opening

March 26th, 2016 @ Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!) - Women Festival

Musical contribution to Oxana Chi's performance "Neferet iti"

March 15th, 2016 @ Dixon Place - Fast Forward Performance Series

Sisters and Souls. Inspirationen von May Ayim

Upcoming book release at the Hebbel Am Ufer Theater in Berlin - Sat December 19th, 2015 at 6.30pm 

"Sisters and Souls - Inspirationen von May Ayim" edited by Dr. Natasha A. Kelly, is the new voice of the Afro-German feminist movement.
20 years after the groundbreaking "Showing our Colors", contemporary artists and academics of Afropean descent express their relation to May Ayim, icon of the struggle against racism, sexism, "and all -isms that suffocate us". The book release is happening in Berlin famous HAU3.
I am proud to contribute to this anthology with my multilingual creative writing.



Interview in French press