Aishah Shahidah Simmons (she/her) produces award-winning cultural work in documentary filmmaking, writing, public speaking. She is the editor of the 2020 Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology, love WITH accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse (AK Press). Her lived experiences as a survivor of childhood and adult sexual violence, a Black feminist lesbian, and a long-term Buddhist practitioner inform the creation of her work. Aishah is the producer/director of the 2006 groundbreaking, Ford Foundation-funded film, NO! The Rape Documentary. Presently, she is both a 2020 Soros Media Fellow and training to become a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. Aishah revels in sharing sacred time with her partner Sheila at home or anywhere an adventure will take them.