ARTivist | Writer | Scholar | Designer | Performance Artist
#100Women Honouree - Art
2016/17 Chevening Scholar
"Best Of Botswana" Artist (2013/14)
2015 CACE Africa Writivist
2015 Chevrolet African Feather of the Year Award Nominee
2016 Queen's Young Leaders Awards Highly Commended Runner-Up.
Welcome to the official website of Botswana-born Trans* ARTivist, communications specialist, and cultural architect, Katlego Kai Kolanyane-Kesupile (Kol-Kes). A groundbreaking international award-winner, she has imprints in human rights, education and performing arts. With global experience as a development practitioner, her approach to inclusion and diversification is informed by decoloniality, Feminism, and Disability theory in practice.
Katlego is a graduate of Sociology at Goldsmiths University of London, UK, with an MA in Human Rights, Culture, and Social Justice, as well as of the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, with an Honours degree in Dramatic Arts.
Among her achievements, she is a TED Fellow, Queen's Young Leader, the author of ...on about the same old things, founder and Creative Director of the Queer Shorts Showcase Festival (Botswana), an alumnus of the Young African Leadership Initiative and a member of the Mellon Mays Fellows Professional Network (MMFPN). She is currently the Vice Curator (having previously served as Curator) of the Gaborone Hub of the World Economic Forum initiative- Global Shapers Community, and was a 2016/17 Chevening Scholar.
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