*Learn/unlearn is a work-in-progress educational resource project highlighting all my favourite articles, covering various social issues. This post focuses on transgender African people’s experiences.
Blogs, vlogs and interviews
Sandi Ndelu is a black trans woman & activist in South Africa. You can read her interviews here:
Phumelele Nkomozake is a Black Xhosa trans woman (and SRC Transformation rep 2018 at Rhodes). Her lit blog covers topics such as her experience as a trans woman, xhosa culture, gender, race, colourism and sexuality.
She has also been published by Huffington Post.
Glow Mamiii is the first South African trans woman to document her transition on Youtube. Catch her on Youtube.
She has also been interviewed for Afropunk: The GLO’WUP: the intricacies of being a transgender woman in South Africa
Laverne Cox, star of the Orange Is the New Black, produced this documentary about young trans men and women and their experiences in the USA:
A profile interview focusing on Motswana activist and Gender DynamiX executive director Tshepo Ricki Kgositau.
ARTivist Kat Kai Kol-Kes speaks about trans women’s art and activism
The story of Tiwonge Chimbalanga, a Malawian trans woman who was forced into exile.
Genderqueer: Existing outside the boundary by Dylan Bush
What it feels like to be transgender by Lee Mokobe