My Feminism Looks Like… Ottilia Anna Maunganidze

One of our contributors was featured as a young African feminist (representing Zimbabwe)

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1. Can you tell me a little about yourself?

I am a passionate human rights advocate, researcher and strategist. I’m a happy-go-lucky type constantly trying to make sense of the world. A pragmatic idealist, I hope for a better world, but know that that requires me and others to put in the work. I love coffee, gelato, long walks to nowhere, traveling across Africa, cheese, chats and my couch.

I consider myself a third culture “kid” (I’ll be 21 ’til I can’t pass it off any longer) with social and cultural influences from Zimbabwe, Switzerland, France, South Africa and dribblings of England. I am, however, above all, an African. A passionate one at that.

2. What do you have to say to men who’d like be feminist “allies”?

First, I reject reference to “allies” and the gendered binary that it is based on. To me, everyone (regardless of their sex and/or…

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