Founder, Ebony Adedayo

Ebony Adedayo is the founder of the Aya Collective, formerly called the Kinky Curly Theological Collective. In 2020, Ebony launched it’s first online writing cohort, Fragmented and Whole, as well as hosted a summer teach-in series, Talking Back which featured four Black women scholars and thinkers sharing their work as it pertains to identity, politics, culture, and spirituality.

Ebony is a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota in Curriculum and Instruction, with minors in Culture and Teaching and African American and African Studies. She is the author of Dancing on Hot Coals, Embracing a Holistic Faith: Essays on Biblical Justice, and The Gospel According to a Black Woman.

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