Kawira Mwirichia’s To Revolutionary Type Love

Astraea’s Global Arts Fund grantee partners are out in the world making change!

Astraea’s Global Arts Fund grantee partners are out in the world making change!

In May of this year, 2015 Global Arts Fund grantee partner Kawira Mwirichia exhibited khanga designs and photos from her project, To Revolutionary Type Love, at the Goethe Institut in Nairobi, Kenya in celebration of queer love and community.

As a follow up to her Global Arts Fund grant, Mwirichia said:

“Thanks to Astraea’s Global Arts Fund, we’ve been able to get this project off to a great start! …[W]e’ve been able to set up a powerful online presence for the project where we keep reaching out to the community with what the project is about, as well as share with them the fascinating queer histories and stories we’re coming across as we put this work together. Through this page, we’ve also been able to reach out to organizations all over the world about what we’re doing and get them involved in sharing our work! …Because of this support, the TRTL project now has the tools and platform needed to put together a very professional website, which we can update at our own convenience and at no cost to ourselves! Please visit https://torevolutionarytypelove.com to see for yourself!”

Check out a preview of To Revolutionary Type Love’s photos below, and be sure to visit the project’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for more!

Faith – Discovering

Mal – IV

Visibility is a Trap – Gabriel

Jinsiangu

Jinsiangu is a Nairobi-based social justice organization working to create awareness of and respect for transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming (ITGNC) people in Kenya.

Jinsiangu is a Nairobi-based social justice organization working to create awareness of and respect for transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming (ITGNC) people in Kenya. Jinsiangu is a combination of the Swahili words ‘jinsia yangu’, meaning “my gender.” They are committed to ITGNC-led, anti-oppressive organizing. The group strives to develop and create spaces and platforms within Kenya in which all citizens are free to determine and express their own gender. Jinsiangu was conceptualized in December 2011 in response to the lack of focus on gender identity and ITGNC people in existing LGBTI organizations in Kenya. Their programs have been running since April 2012. Over the years, they have created safe spaces for support and discussion groups for ITGNC people.