ABOUT

Zelly Lisanework is an Ethiopian born British writer, poet, multidisciplinary artist, and human rights activist. She is also one of the co-founders of House of Guramayle, a global Ethiopian LGBTQ+ Human Rights organisation. Her work tries to make sense of the injustices in the world whilst also celebrating the beauty to be found, she explores the depths and intersections of marginalised identities and the impact of wider society in everyday life through the lens of neurodiversity, gender, sexuality, nature, mental health and human rights. Her interviews and appearances include local BBC Television and Radio, The Asmara-Addis Literary Festival, Spill Festival of Performance, Folk East Festival, Primadonna Festival, Suffolk Pride, Norwich Pride, London Pride and UK Black Pride.

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