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About L. Leigh Ann van der Merwe

L. Leigh Ann van der Merwe is a trans woman of colour from the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Her pioneering work includes a published articles on trans feminism in the New Voices of Psychology journal, and on the African Trans Feminist Charter in Transgender Studies Quarterly. She has a Diploma in Community Journalism from the UNISA and is currently enrolled in the postgraduate Public Health program at the University of the Western Cape.

Articles by L. Leigh Ann van der Merwe

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Trans women and feminism: the struggle is real

At the centre of the troubled relationship between trans women and feminists are the questions of who gets to be a woman and who gets to call themselves a feminist.

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