In this discussion, Arya makes a case for decolonisation as a way to achieve bodily autonomy, gender equality, and recognition for transgender people.
- Analyze medical and cultural myths that are based on societal norms as opposed to being based on historical truths and science.
- Discuss identity by seeing the self in history, especially histories of Black and African peoples.
- Compare & challenge discriminatory laws and policies that are based in colonial heritage.
Presenter: Arya Jeipea (she)
Arya self describes herself as a human being who exists as a transgender woman | who loves as a lesbian and who fights as a feminist. Her main occupation in life is being a parent to an awesome nonbinary human being and other occupations include doing communications for Eastern Africa’s only indigenous funder for LGBTIQ rights. She has in the past worked in a campaign for decolonising the internet for the ownership of the minoritised majority of the world and also worked as a feminist investigative journalist with openDemocracy.