What is AYO?


Pronunciation: i-YOH. Language of origin: Yoruba. Definition: joy.


Welcome to AYO, your home for smart, creative, engaged women.


Our aim here is simple: to share honest, well-written, responsible stories for, by, and about self-identified black women. Through this exchange, we charge women to seek out some semblance of joy in their lives, whatever that may look like.


AYO has been a labor of love that we hope will be a wellspring of cultural examinations and exhalations, a place where various kinds of the black woman can exist. 


So here’s to finding your joy. In all forms.


xo, AYO

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