November 2015 Ask Her Talks

The second round of Ask Her Talks took place in Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto, in conjunction with World AIDS Day. Please enjoy each of these inspiring Talks, as well as footage of a performance by spoken word artist “Britta B.” Badour and opening and closing remarks by Ask Her Talks host, Jackie Richardson.

Jackie Richardson, Introduction

“Tonight these visionary African women will take us to a new place of insight and tough analysis.”

Dorothy Onyango

“We are no longer just sick people. Women living with HIV…must be at the centre.”

Kidist Belete

“It is elderly women and their grandchildren who bear the brunt of the devastation.”

“Britta B.” Badour

“If I could be the woman of my dreams…”

Peres Abeka

“Who says young women do not belong to groups of the vulnerable?”

Hope Chigudu

“Well-being is a political act.”

Vuyiseka Dubula

“I never expected to be told I had HIV, and that the size of my pocket would determine my life.”

Jackie Richardson, Closing Remarks

“On the occasion of World AIDS Day, we pledge to you we will carry your message to the world.”

Video produced by Dan Wallace and Evan Bellam, Asterisk Media.






May 2015 Ask Her Talks

The inaugural Ask Her Talks took place in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa in May, 2015. Please watch and enjoy videos of each of these inspiring Talks, as well as footage of a performance by spoken word artist SashOYA Simpson and opening and closing remarks by Ask Her Talks host, Jackie Richardson.

Jessica Horn

“Philanthropy is a form of doing.”

Marie-Jeanne M’bachu

“In the DRC, women pay the heaviest cost of war.”

Jennifer Ayot

“The war with the guns has ended; the war in the families has increased.”

SashOYA Simpson

“We were not born silent.”

Netty Musanhu

“Investing in individual women and girls is not really a flavour of donors.”

Theo Sowa

“African women’s organisations achieve incredible results… operating on a shoestring.”

Jackie Richardson

“When things get tough… it’s the women who step up.”

TRAILER: The Ask Her Talks

“We are guided by two simple words: Ask Her


Directed by: Levi Sandler | Cinematography: Levi Sandler | Camera & editor: Nico Stagias