Amandine GAY is a filmmaker, afrofeminist activist, and scholar who divides her time between research and creation. According to her, reclaiming the narrative is an act of emancipation. Following Speak Up -her first feature-length documentary on European Black francophone women released in French, Belgian and Swiss theaters in 2017 and Canadian theaters in 2018, she is now preparing a second documentary, A Story of One’s Own. This second feature will be released in theaters in 2020. A Story of One’s Own is an archival film on transnational adoption from the perspective of 5 adult adoptees. Amandine Gay regularly appears as a speaker on Afrofeminism, intersectionality or adoption. In 2015, she authored the preface of the first French translation of bell hooks' seminal, Ain't I A Woman. She is also a writer in several collective works: Black Anthology: Adult Adoptees Claim Their Space; Éloge des mauvaises herbes: ce que nous devons à la ZAD or Décolonisons les Arts ! In 2018, she started « National Adoptee Awareness Month », a series of events centering adoptees’ voices and experiences, and happening every November between France, Switzerland and Quebec. In 2020, she signed with La Découverte editions, for the publication of her first book, an autobiographical essay on adoption. That same year, she’s awarded the Ted Little Prize, an annual award of $500 presented to a Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling community affiliate. The award acknowledges significant oral history-based research, activism, research-creation, arts-based storytelling, and/or creative, place-based work. You can follow her in French and English as @OrpheoNegra.