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CONTRIBUTORS Afifa Aza grew up in Spanish Town, St. Catherine,

Jamaica. She is the co-founder of two alternative spaces – for art, learning, culture, growth and dialogue. The other is ‘Di Institute for Social Leadership’. Afifa lives as an artist and a creative, grounded in a Rastafarian/ African spirituality. Music is her art and she designs spaces inspired by music.

Gayle Bell’s work has been featured in a number of

Alexis Teyie is a 21-year-old Kenyan studying

Jessica Horn is a feminist writer, poet and women’s

History at Amherst College. She writes poetry and speculative fiction, and is especially invested in gender justice.

A. M.: 22, born and raised in Sousse, currently majoring in English literature and civilization. She is an aspiring writer who’s aiming for a career in professorship.

Amanda T. Mc Intyre is a Trinidadian writer. She is

a graduate of the University of the West Indies with First Class Honours in Literatures in English and she is currently pursuing a Master of Philosophy in the same discipline. Her thesis focuses on theatre in Trinidad, looking specifically at the musical plays of Derek Walcott. Amanda is one of the directors of WOMANTRA; a Caribbean based feminist group, geared towards woman centered scholarship, activism and social programs. She also conducts classes in Creative Writing at her home in El Dorado. She can be reached at

Dorothy Attakora - Gyan straddles multiple often

conflicting positionalities. With identities as hyphenated as her last name, she is always keen on pushing boundaries and disrupting taken for granted assumptions of normativity. She is currently completing her Doctorate at the Institute for Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa and invested in studying the processes, discourses and practices of solidarity building across differences within transnational feminist networks, with a particular interest in women organizing around food sovereignty.

anthologies. In 2013-2014, she was a Co-Exhibitor for My Immovable Truth-A Dallas Lineage put on by MAP (Make Art With Purpose). She facilitated her and other GLBTQY’s oral history and performances. She can be contacted at rights activist with roots in Uganda. Her life’s work focuses on questions of sexuality, health, violence, and embodied liberations.

Jessica Karuhanga is an artist of Ugandan descent

currently based in territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas of New Credit or Toronto Canada. Her practice serves as an instrument for mediating on her multitude of roles and subjectivities in a constellation of blackness. She is deeply invested in and embedded by the displaced fibres and fissures of her hybrid flesh. Her aesthetic undulates between text, video, performance and drawing.

Joseph defines himself as a translator for social change. Hailing from Europe, his interest in human rights activism, particularly LGBTI issues, grew deeper after he moved to Morocco during the Arab Spring. Since then, he has collaborated as subtitler and translator in several artivist projects.

Kampire Bahana lives and writes in Kampala, about

the city, about Africa, music, art, resistance, love, women, culture, politics and all those other things that mean everything and nothing at once. You can read more of her work at

Kalfou Danje is a poet, writer, filmmaker, who

worships Erzulie Dantor, and in life tries to master the art of being where she/he is not expected.

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Q zine issue 10 English  

Love as Revolutionary Practice is the theme of Q-zine's 10th issue, a co-edition with OurSpaceIsLove.

Q zine issue 10 English  

Love as Revolutionary Practice is the theme of Q-zine's 10th issue, a co-edition with OurSpaceIsLove.