Savage Daughters Joins Central Community

Assata Hashi Ninak Aya (she/her) is a Black and Indigiqueer mama still proudly living on her ancestral lands just outside of Africatown, Alabama.  She is the Founding Executive Director of Savage Daughters, a sacred space united in opposition to historical labels of savagery that sought to silence us, forging a path towards a future where Black and Indigenous Women and Two Spirit are free to make our own informed wellness choices.  She is a member of the Board of Directors for HEART, an organization creating a world where all Muslims are safe and exercise self determination over their reproductive lives in the communities we live, work, and pray.  She most recently joined Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD), as the Social Media Coordinator, empowering and connecting Queer and Trans Muslims.

She studied Journalism and Communication with a minor in Theology at Springhill College in Mobile, AL and today is a continuous student of Birth Work, Herbalism, Curanderismo and Yoga.  

Her unwavering passion for social justice is reflected in her 20+ years of organizing experience with various organizations including Dream Defenders, Muslims For Just Futures and as featured in Teen Vogue.  

She can be found most often on her personal Instagram and TikTok, as well as Savage Daughter’s Instagram.  She has an immense love for music, liberation, sacred motherhood, travel, writing, true crime, southern accents and all things floral.

Living in an interfaith family, she describes herself as an offering of alhamdulillah and hallelujah while still being firmly rooted in her traditional Yoruba and Chahta spiritual practices.