Isis stands as an Afrakan (Afrikan) Queen Mother Warrior first and
foremost. She hails from Trinidad, in the Caribbean and is based in
West London most of the time.

Isis describes herself as an Eclectic Afrikan Centric Poet and is a
seasoned activist; she performs under the name I Sis. She is
passionate about WORDplay, the elasticity of language, playing with
words; language is the prize of the victor, the tool of the
oppressor[1]. “Your voice [I Sis] is expressive and your ideas are
well thought out, and have impact[2]”. She draws inspiration from her
activism and engagement with Pan Afrikan politics and campaigning
against structural injustice over the last 30 years.

Isis is an unapologetic Pan Afrikanist and has fought for racial and
social justice for decades. She is engaged in the movement for
Reparatory Justice for the enslavement of Afrikans and the
colonisation of the Afrikan continent. Her poetry encapsulates her
commitment to anti-colonialist -racist - imperialist struggle,
explores reparations (for enslaved Afrikans), identity, culture and
language, alongside her personal experiences as a migrant Afrikan
Caribbean woman in the world. ‘I use my poetry as advocacy’. She has a
MA in Black British Writing. She is a presenter on Portobello Radio
and broadcast a weekly show on Ferferity Radio: Speak Your Truth Show.

Isis has resided in the North Kensington area for 27 years and worked
in her local Community & Voluntary Sector (CVS) for 30 years, in both
paid and voluntary roles, providing advocacy, counselling, health
services for minoritised and racialised communities, mental health
services, police monitoring, race equality and human rights training,
substance misuse services. She has been active in local democracy for
many years and served on many boards and networks. During the 80s and
90s she worked as a para - legal providing social welfare legal
support. She studied law at UCL and served for 8 years on the board of
the North Kensington Law Centre and chaired it for 2 years.

Isis has over 25 years’ strategic and operational level leadership
experience and works on a freelance basis as trainer, arts and culture
production manager, public speaker and presenter.  Isis is a member of
the Afrakan Queen Mother Warriors, Chair of the Edge Fund, on the
board of Olmec, and a member of the Caribbean Pan African Network.


[1] Isis Amak

[2] Naked Presenter​​​​​​​
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