Afro-German May Ayim – Fighter against racism
Hat Tip: @AfroGermans – Source: Speigel.de
Brigitte Sylvia Gertrud Opitz was born in Hamburg in May 1960, her father was from Ghana , her mother was German. May Ayim was her stage name. She grew up in Münster with a foster family, she studied pedagogy in Regensburg, from the mid-eighties she lived in Berlin.
Ayim became known through her writings on racism in Germany. She was one of the founding members of the Black Germans and Blacks Initiative in Germany . One of her best-known works is “Confessing Color – African-German Women on the Trail of Their History”, which she published in 1986 with two other women.