Supervisory Board Member


The Netherlands

Clarice M.D. Gargard is a journalist, columnist, filmmaker and professional moderator, advocating for political and social issues, such as emancipation and equality.


Clarice M.D. Gargard (Philadelphia, 1988) is a journalist, columnist, program maker, writer and documentary maker who combines journalism, art, social critique and philosophy/metaphysics. She worked as an NRC columnist and Correspondent Resistance at the Correspondent. She has also worked as an editor and presenter for AT5, BNNVARA (Joop), Vrij Nederland, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and contributed to Vice, South African 702 Talk Radio and Afropunk. Gargard co-founded the feminist journalism platform Lilith Magazine with Hasna El Maroudi and the management and consultancy bureau Lilith Agency

In 2019, Gargard was the Dutch women's representative and gave a speech on women's rights and the importance of systemic change at the United Nations General Assembly. As a maker and lover of art and culture, she is also a Supervisory Board member of the Prince Claus Fund and has been part of the Supervisory Board of the Holland Festival. She is also vice-chairman of the board and organizer at Black Pride NL and part of the Advisory Council of the Netherlands Association for the United Nations.

The documentary "Daddy and the Warlord", about her father and the Liberian civil wars, which she made in collaboration with Shamira Raphaëla, won a Golden Calf in 2019 for Best Short Documentary. She also won a Black Achievement Award in the People and Society category and was nominated in 2018 and 2019 for the Joke Smit incentive prize for her work and activism. Gargard's book "Dragon Daughter" (Arbeiderspers) about her family history, migration, politics and society is now for sale at bookshops.