The person sharing this story would like to remain anonymous. They are from West Africa, have fought for themselves, and are now doing the same for others. For our conversation, we’ll use Anonymous to refer to them.
Through the four-part conversation curated by Eyala, Anonymous shares about their childhood in West Africa as a young girl who liked cartoons, music, and wearing pants and combat boots instead of dresses and skirts. They resisted first for their sexuality and later for creating safe spaces for other marginalised people in our heteronormative and patriarchal society.
This is a summary of the conversation.