Ebony Adedayo is the founder and creator of the Kinky Curly Theological Collective, a space that centers the experience of African and African American women, grounded in healing justice, liberation and community health and wellness. In this work, she has gathered women across the African diaspora to build out a theological pedagogy based in their own experiences and expertise. This collective includes women of various faith and cultural backgrounds, each who embodies a commitment to using the lens of spirituality to uproot systems of oppression.
In addition, she is a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota, a staff pastor at Church of All Nations in Columbia Heights, MN and works for the City of Minneapolis as the Resiliency in Community After Stress and Trauma Program Manager (ReCAST). As the ReCAST Program Manager, Ebony has implemented community based models to increasing the understanding of community trauma, healing and resiliency, and systems change. Prior to her work at the City, she worked with the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability for nearly six years in various capacities, most recently as the Communications and Capacity Building Manager where she designed an asset based model to equitable development in the Twin Cities called Transformative Equitable Development.
Ebony is the author of Dancing on Hot Coals, Embracing a Holistic Faith: Essays on Biblical Justice and the Collected Thoughts of a Liberated Black Woman (Forthcoming).
Ebony is also married to her wonderful husband, Babatope Adedayo, of nine years and has two children - Oluwatamilore (age 8) and Oluwateniola (age 5).