Hannah and Yseult met at an event about race in January 2019 and decided to bring the dialogue to a wider audience by launching their podcast and platform, Kinswomen. Their new book, "Real Friends Talk About Race: Bridging the Gaps Through Uncomfortable Conversations," is an Amazon best-seller.
Yseult Polfliet Mukantabana identifies as a Rwandan, Jewish, and queer woman. She is an author, creative director, and social and art advocate. Mukantabana sits on the Board Committee of POWarts, a non-profit organization meant to support and uplift womxn in the art industry. She is a Ted Speaker and the designer and co-founder of YOAH, a gender-free children's brand created with her brother Noah Polfliet.
Hannah Summerhill is a white, Jewish woman based in California. She’s had a long career in magazines, working in advertising sales at places like Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Women’s Health, and as a writer, she’s written for brands like Vogue.com, Elle.com, New York Magazine, and Refinery29. She’s on the board of her city’s equality coalition, and plays guitar in her free time.
Yseult and Hannah respect and honor their cross-racial friendship and business partnership through consistent communication and transparency.