AfroLens began as the result of coffee shop pontification between several members of the Somali diaspora about issues surrounding representation, societal grievances and Nicholas Kristof’s hair. Quite frankly, I was fed up with the lack of African voices in mainstream media (how cliche, I know). AfroLens is not only a blog (it’s an idea too, dammit), but also aims to partake in the movement designed to spearhead an African media revolution on the continent and in the diaspora (gotta keep hope alive). We will discuss politics, the arts, and feminism through various forms of media. More than just a 20 second sound byte about famine and war; but a platform to let the sub-altern speak (sometimes with foul language), and perhaps say something contrary to the status quo.