Equal and accurate representation of black queer people is the force that drives the activism of writer and poet Esihle Lupindo.
Lupindo completed his undergraduate and honours degree in sociology at Rhodes University. He is studying towards his masters. His research is aimed at merging the past with the present while contributing to the future of black queer scholarship.
He says studying towards his masters is one of his proudest moments because he didn’t “think [he] would make it this far”.
He is passionate about justice and has been published in local publications, The Daily Vox and Destiny Careers magazine. He is also an associate of Nalane for Reproductive Justice where he is part of a team that advocates for women’s reproductive rights.
He lives by the words “Allow yourself to be vulnerable, loved and to make mistakes. There is enough space for your screams and joys, use whichever one is necessary.”