Yayne Abeba is a lifestyle writer with a focus on women of color.
Yayne Abeba is a community organizer and activist fighting for racial and social justice.
Yayne Abeba is an award winning stand up comedian and actress
Yayne Abeba's is a stand-up comedian, writer, and activist whose comedy makes you sit-up straight in your chair and listen because she's got something to say. Yayne excels in the way she rolls jokes off that edge of comfort and finesses it with a #TellItLikeItIs Teflon charm. #ColorHerSmart and powerful! Growing up in the diverse world of Haight Ashbury, she gives us glimpses at different cultures: Ethiopian, American, millennials, and you will belly laugh when she gets rolling on dumb folks -- seriously. You can catch her on the podcast Wit Meets Wine. She is currently working on her own podcast, Reinforcing Stereotypes.
Yayne is has been on the frontlines fighting for racial justice. She has worked as the spokesperson for Frisco5 and Justice For Mario Woods Coalition. She is currently writing a book about her work for social justice in her hometown community of San Francisco.
After watching the video of the murder of Mario Woods by SFPD on December 2, 2015, Yayne knew she could not just sit by and spread a hashtag, she had to take action.
She went down to the police commission's public meeting and demanded that the chief resign. At that meeting, she met a group of community organizers. They asked her to join them in demanding justice for Mario.
That meeting inspired Yayne to become and activist in her community fighting for racial justice.
Yayne Abeba has developed a following as a writer. In her blogs and Medium posts she tackles topics that affect women of color. Yayne's goal is to create writings that celebrate the woman of color and support her living her best life. From mental health to natural beauty, Yayne has a point of view.
Currently Yayne is working on a book about her life as an activist. You can support her project by clicking on the link below.