Happy Mwende Kinyili is a writer, activist, researcher and facilitator who is interested in the intersections of feminisms, pan-Africanism, sexualities, spiritualities and change. Happy works at Mama Cash as their Director of Programmes. Prior to joining Mama Cash, Happy was the Director of Programmes at UHAI, an East African LGBTI and sex worker community fund. Happy has been active and continues to contribute to the feminist, LGBTI and sex worker movements.
There continues to be a persistent lack of attention given to the needs and priorities of LBQ women and gender non-conforming (GNC) people, both in philanthropy and within the LGBTQI and women’s rights communities. Of the $424 million for international LGBTI issues in the two-year period of 2013-2014, only $9.5 million (2%) targeted lesbians, bisexual […]