Black womxn have been foundational to our understanding of the world, our potential and our liberation. In this keynote conversation, Lady Phyll and Kuchenga come together to discuss intersectionality, Black feminism and the fight for trans rights and lives.
This event will be streamed on Facebook.
About Lady Phyll
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah is the nucleus of the award-winning celebration and protest that is UK Black Pride. Widely known as Lady Phyll – partly due to her decision to reject an MBE in the New Year’s Honours’ list to protest Britain’s role in formulating anti-LGBTQ penal codes across its empire – she is also the executive director of Kaleidoscope Trust, an organisation working towards the liberation of LGBTQ people around the world; a community builder and organiser; an Albert Kennedy Trust patron, and a public speaker focusing on race, gender, sexuality and class. She’s regularly called upon to advise nascent LGBTQ organisations around the world to help leaders create cogent organising strategies, establish robust partnership networks and work effectively in service of the LGBTQ community.
Kuchenga is a Black transsexual feminist whose work seeks to cleave souls open with truth and sincerity. She has been published in many online magazines including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. She chooses to live wherever her heart leads her. She is proud to be called a ‘lady of letters’ and a ‘woman of wanderlust’. She is currently writing a novel telling the tale of a young black trans girl from North London whose triumphant journey takes her down a path of sexual scandal, substance abuse and a mission to prove the Jamaican family legend that she is a descendant of Admiral Horatio Nelson. In the years to come she hopes to follow in the footsteps of Marie Daulne and Johny Pitts to see if she can become a true ‘Afropean’