I’m Ilya Rina, a non-binary person. I’m an activist and volunteer of the human rights movement from Ukraine and this is my second war. I have left Ukraine because of the war and I’m now living in Germany. It’s important for me that I have the opportunity to fight for my rights and my community, the value of declaring myself and my visibility in any conditions. Without understanding yourself, it’s impossible to know others, so I’m glad that I have a community and people who accept and support me. I believe that acceptance of diversity and inclusiveness are basic things that should be legally enshrined in today’s world.
Lesbians are at all times developing strategies to exist within societal norms and models that are in their nature oppressive and exclusionary of our communities. As lesbians and as feminists, in times of war – inherently patriarchal and unfeminist, we find ourselves trapped by borders and conflicts that are not ours. In this system dominated […]