What’s Your Queer African Story? Umlilo

June 28, 2021

In our second installation of  What’s Your Queer African Story, we go to South Africa and meet Umlilo.

Umlilo is a gender diverse artist from Johannesburg, in this episode, they discuss their musical and Queer journey. With themes touching on  family support to making music about resistance, they discuss not being afraid about making music that is different because they themselves are different.

This short is all about acceptance, resilience and triumph. It’s about embracing self, self expression and activism. It’s about artistic creation beyond the conversation of gender and sexuality.

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