About Dr. Y. Falami

Dr. Y. “Falami” Devoe is a Womanist, Participatory Action Research Scholar-Activist, PhotoArtist, and poet with interdisciplinary interests at the intersections of race, class, gender, identity, sexuality, ethnography, and pedagogy. Dr. Falami’s work documents Black women’s experiences of resilience, resistance, agency, and affirmation. She is passionate about the voices of Black women and how critical these voices are in creating new narratives and sustainable practices of healing, liberation, and well-being. She creates and curates’ spaces for Black women to express themselves authentically and to help make meaning of their lived experiences of their bodies. As an activist, scholar, practitioner, Dr. Falami integrates mindfulness, art, poetry, storytelling, and photography in her courses and presentations.

Dr. Falami has presented at the National Women Studies Conference, National Council of Black Studies bringing attention to the Photovoice methodology as an affirming and culturally relevant methodological approach that fosters a legacy of stories and experiences via pictures and words for marginalized communities.

She received her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Leadership and Change from Antioch University and her M.A. in Leadership and Change and her M.A. in Educational Leadership from Antioch University and a B.A. from Hampton University. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

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