Hazel T. Mokgathi

Hazel T. Mokgathi (she/her) is a decolonial intersectional feminist. She is a 2021/2022 Chevening Scholar and a master’s degree student in MSc Public Health - Health Promotion at Leeds Beckett University (UK). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Studies from the University of Botswana. Hazel is also the Head Coordinator with The African Women for Sexual Health and Gender Justice (AWOSHe): a grassroots transgender-led organization that advances social justice systems for transgender, gender-nonconforming and intersex persons in Botswana through intersectional feminist approaches in health policy reviews, research and government lobbying.

She is a 2018 Human Rights Campaign (HRC) global alumna. She has worked with UNICEF Global in the production of an online HIV/AIDS toolkit for young migrants and key populations and facilitated the participation of transgender activists from West Africa and Southern Africa. She has led and implemented nationwide public health and sexual reproductive rights projects that continue to improve access and provision of gender-affirming healthcare in government and private hospitals to trans persons in Botswana.

She is a queer public speaker, researcher and a voice-over artist whose personal and professional advocacy is informed by intersectional identity essentialism for queer advocacy and liberation that centres intersectionality. She is inspired by work coined and curated by authors and scholars from Kimberlé Crenshaw, Audre Lorde, bell hooks to Alok Vaid-Menon.