Rokhaya Diallo

Activist Type
Civil Rights

Rokhaya Diallo is a trailblazing French-Senegalese journalist, film director, writer, and activist on a mission to combat racism and promote equality in all forms. Her remarkable efforts have earned her widespread recognition and numerous honors, including the Struggle against Racism and Discrimination award in 2013 and being named one of the 100 most influential French women by Slate Magazine. Moreover, Britain’s Powerful Media list acknowledged her as one of the 30 most influential Black people in Europe. Rokhaya Diallo is the founder of Indivisibles, a passionate organization at the forefront of the fight against racial discrimination, drawing praise from the New York Times as “one of France’s most prominent anti-racism activists.” She has co-authored several publications delving into the intricate complexities of racism. Beyond the written word, Diallo has left her mark in the media industry, hosting various TV shows and directing the impactful documentary “Networks of Hate,” exploring online hate speech and freedom of expression. Through her diverse approach, Rokhaya Diallo has made a significant contribution to the battle against racism and discrimination, leaving a profound impact in France and beyond, establishing herself as a formidable figure addressing these critical issues.

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LuLu La Nantais

Rokhaya Diallo is a journalist, a writer, a filmmaker, and a podcaster. Rokhaya Diallo is a feminist and anti-racist activist. Rokhaya Diallo is a woman who defends her ideas. I wanted my portrait to be faithful to who she is. I wanted it to be bold, daring, and colorful.


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July 14, 1789
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