As a rape survivor, scholar, and writer, Dr. Salamishah Tillet
has spent her career championing the rights and voices of our most vulnerable citizens. Nominated by Glamour magazine as a “Women of the Year” and named as one of the “Top 50 Global Leaders Ending Violence Against Children” by the Together for Girls’ Safe magazine and America’s “Top Leaders Under 30” by Ebony, she has appeared on the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, and NPR, written for The Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, and The Root and guest blogs for The Nation. Currently, she is an associate professor of English atthe University of Pennsylvania and has faculty appointments in the Africana Studies and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. In 2003, Salamishah and her sister, Scheherazade Tillet, co-founded A Long Walk Home, Inc.
, a non-profit that uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to end violence against all girls and women. Salamishah is also working on a book about Nina Simone.