Opening panel Romnja* and Sintezzi* Lesbians defying patriarchy

CEU Nador 15

All around the world, Roma and Sinti lesbians have been waiting for decades to be seen, heard and accepted. Within the general discourse of the queer population of Europe and Central Asia, Romani and Sinti women and nonbinary people seem to be too rarely mentioned, if at all. Both in Roma and queer communities, there seem to be no place for them – and yet, they still fight for their rightful place. 

The panel will be a place for Romani and Sinti lesbians to be heard, to be as loud as they please, to stop, living an invisible existence – as seen by the white gaze. It will explore the way queerness and (lack of) whiteness can influence your daily life and the good practices to build on our future work towards justice and equity.