30 Jun Maneo Mohale
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading source=”post_title” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_single_image source=”featured_image” img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Name: Maneo Mohale
Job: Media practitioner
Instagram: link[/vc_column_text][vc_facebook type=”button_count”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Maneo Refiloe Mohale breaches the boundaries of community activism, poetry and story-telling with a queer focus, seamlessly.
Her work, which focusses on black femme identities and queer politics, has been published by a variety of publications – Prufrock, Mail&Guardian and HOLAA! – to name a few. Besides being a media consultant for Iranti, during a media campaign about the Hate Crimes Bill, she was American organisation BitchMedia’s 2016 writing fellow, was long-listed for the Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Anthology Award, and then became the managing editor for Platform in 2017.
Mohale’s relationship with the media, and the arts industry as a whole, came about when she was at the University of British Columbia, in Canada. She co-founded an alternative student press called the Talon, that centred the voices of marginalised students on campus, in 2014. Mohale aims to make media spaces more inclusive – through crafting more safe spaces for queer and trans writers and eradicating barriers to publication for marginalised writers.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”More BAYEZA18 Nominees” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2F10and5.com%2Fbayeza18%2F|||”][vc_basic_grid post_type=”post” max_items=”4″ style=”load-more” items_per_page=”8″ element_width=”3″ gap=”2″ orderby=”rand” item=”648″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1534053240655-330f7468-d9dd-8″ taxonomies=”32510″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/JPmWhXJ9z18″][/vc_column][/vc_row]