South Africa

Lethabo Mailula

Lethabo Mailula works as an advocacy and communications strategist for a global LGBT non-profit organization. She is also an independent researcher focusing on the various manifestations of violence against queer bodies in the African region.

Lethabo works as a freelance writer and often utilizes literature as a medium to interrogate certain issues from a black queer and feminist lens. Apart from academic publications, Lethabo has been published as a literary critic in the Mail and Guardian as well as Newframe.

Develop empathy for yourself

Lethabo Mailula hosts this episode with Jamil Khan, a researcher, PhD Critical Diversities Studies candidate and author of the book Khamr: The Makings of Waterslams. They give incredible advice to activists talking about the problems that we face in the work that we do, the critical importance of self empathy and the power of ignorance; specifically refusing to admit that you know something.