About Neo Musangi
Neo Musangi is a gender non-conforming feminist scholar living between Nairobi, Kenya and Johannesburg, South Africa. Neo is the co-founder and advisor at Iranti and is the Humanities Research Fellow at the British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi. In-between the more conventional academic research writing, Neo writes and performs poetry and blogs at I Ain't a Poet.
STORIES ON IRANTI-ORG in 2013
- I dare you to be ambiguous/queer. Anywhere. Say maybe in Kenya. So, I was saying that I tweeted to check whether there would be any events scheduled for IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) in Kenya. Sometimes when I say Kenya, I just mean Nairobi. Sorry. And yes, OutInKenya did confirm that the Kenyan chapter of IDAHOT was in the oven.
- Audrey Mbugua is in the News (again): Be/Becoming/Being Transgender in Kenya. So, the Kenyan state, and almost the entire nation, is going insane over Audrey Mbugua's court case against the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) and the Attorney General's Office. Interesting. Indeed, Audrey Mbugua is not new to gender identity controversies and the corridors of justice.
Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013, Nairobi
Neo Musangi writes on the Transgender Day of Remembrance activities in Nairobi. "The speech from Njugush starts with an exercise on acceptance and acts of love. Njugush, is a transman in his forties, a board member at TEA and a member of the Intersex, Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming group, Jinsiangu. Njugush asks all trans persons at this meeting to stand up, followed by the accompanying family members. He then asks the family members to walk up to their trans child, brother, sister, niece, nephew or cousin, hug them and acknowledge them for opening up regarding their transgender identities."
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