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.