Rutendo (Rue) is a Pan-African feminist, researcher, cultural curator and event organiser. Rutendo is passionate about creating spaces where people learn more about queer rights and the preservation of an African identity, through narrative and representation. She was born and raised in Zimbabwe and has been living in Germany for over six years. They hold a B.A in Gender and Diversity Studies and have authored the first and only exisiting research on queer women in Zimbabwe. Rutendo is currently based in Berlin where they co-founded the Pan-African collective Isusu Ffena (Us Together in Shona and Luganda). At the crux of Rutendo’s work is actively unpacking what it means to be a queer black intersectional feminist; exploring more naunced and decolonial afro-centric feminism. Rutendo hopes that through their work they can contribute to the representation of queer Africans.
Incredible, inspiring and fierce activists are resisting, leading fights and shining lesbian genius all over the world. As the final panel of the conference, we have the immense joy and honour to be joined by lesbians representing other regional networks to find common languages, build bridges, coordinate our strategies, learn from each other’s struggles and […]