Arya Jeipea Karijo is a trans woman in Kenya working at the intersection of human rights, LGBTIQ rights, feminism and gender equality. She is a user experience researcher and designer, building for simplicity in human lives – applications, experiences and interventions for people’s resilience and the planet’s sustainability. She was a Data Journalism Fellow for open Democracy’s Tracking the Backlash team in 2020.
Stop imposing your imperialist Western transphobia on my people
Societies across the world acknowledged and celebrated gender-diverse communities – until the British arrived to...
Pakistan’s trans community is still living with the violence of empire
Despite laws protecting trans rights, people face stigma, poverty and murder, thanks in part to a damaging colonial past
How a viral video helped Kuwait’s trans women get their fight back
A defiant video by Maha Al-Mutairi about her experience as a trans woman has inspired people to believe that change...
‘I’m a Yemeni trans man and my family want to kill me’
Yahyia Al-Zindani had to flee his homeland in fear of his life but continues to do all he can to support Yemen’s...
Don’t queer Kenyans have a right to religion?
We are fed up with being shut out of church.
Why ‘pro-family’ groups ignore pregnant African women dying during COVID-19
CitizenGo doesn’t want women to terminate pregnancies even if their lives are at risk, so no wonder it’s ignoring...