Three minutes in and the room is already packed with about two dozen people.
In an interview, programming coordinator for the Womyn's Centre, Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah, says she'd like to hear more black women at Carleton referring to themselves as womanists, She says it is a deeper layer of feminism, existing for black women.
"We're all here as products" of a dark history, Owusu-Akyeeah says, "and we're here to celebrate it!"
Owusu-Akyeeah explains why the Womyn's Centre runs Femme Talk's: to provide feminist talks outside of the classroom.
Trigger warning issued by the facilitators for potential emotional content.
Poll taken of the room, from a show of hands, half the room knew what womanism was before today. Another half of the room think they have already learned a lot about the term after only 30 minutes of discussion.
The room babbles with branched off conversations as discussion continues. Attendees are meant to share and compliment each other on their womanism. Laughter and smiles fill the room.
The photo above is an overarching theme discussed during the Femme Talk. The hashtag #blackherstory has a large backing on social media as black women celebrate who they are and their history.
Discussions dissolve down into a more intimate setting as attendees either leave for the night or settle down on chairs, couches and the floor to talk about why womanism is beautiful.