Neighborhood Feminists was founded in 2019 by three individuals who met through activism. The founding members have diverse backgrounds and collective experience in grassroots organizing, (international) development projects, and other kinds of community-based activism. The NF team includes two coordinators and a small number of fantastic volunteers, who give Neighborhood Feminists more latitude as an organization to handle projects beyond Dignity Kits, as well. (And if you’re inspired to join, fill out our form! As a small team, we really value sustainable, longer term engagement, specific skill set(s) and/or a relevant background, so please be detailed when sharing your motivation and capacity in the form.)
Our website is currently in English for two main reasons: the three co-founders speak three different native languages, and the people we work with speak a range of languages, too. English seemed the best middle ground! We would like to make our website available in Dutch as well, and welcome anyone with professional level translation skills to help us bring a fully Dutch version of the site online. Feel free to send us messages in Dutch (or Spanish, or French!).
Camila Montecinos Díaz she/her
Psychologist and therapist from Chile. Living in The Netherlands for about three years. Always with a book in my hand, a cat on my lap and fresh coffee nearby.
Tammy Sheldon she/her
With a ‘free-range’ background that includes community organizing, photography and project management, Tammy is equally into creating change, connecting people, overthinking, hope–and dark chocolate.
Anneloes Dijkman she/her
NGO adjunct-director with a background in international development currently going through law school. Passion for hands-on community activism, illustration, photography, and a million other hobbies. Mostly working on strategic plans and development, internal organizational management and finances – and all of our own drawings are by my hand!
As of February 1st 2021, we were able to bring on board our first staff members, Nicole and Ivanka.
Nicole Römer she/her
A writer and public speaker from the island of Curaçao. Nicole is an all around creative and can usually be found working on one of many personal projects. In charge of coordinating our Dignity Kits project, heading up our team of volunteers, logistics – and more!
Ivanka Annot they/them
Rooted in community organizing and currently also working in politics at a national level, Ivanka is all about bringing politics into practice. A fan of citizens’ initiatives and commoning, they’re most happy developing new projects involving community participation with a generous serving of policy influencing. Works mostly behind the scenes on some exciting new projects around SRHR and the evolution of the Dignity Kits.
Neighborhood Feminists @ NiceRadio
For International Women’s Day 2021, our very own Nicole chatted with Elsa from W+K Amsterdam on NiceRadio about our work and intersectionality. Listen to it here to learn more about what we’re about!
We work together with the following organizations to implement our projects, for example by distributing Dignity Kits.
We have been granted official ANBI status by the Dutch government; all of our activities are for public benefit and none of our board members get paid. Click here for our ANBI information.