Video: A Powerful Poem about What it Feels Like to Be Transgender

In celebration of Youth Day yesterday, we wanted to share this powerful poem by a young South African slam poet.

Using a combination of her voice (and language) and the game-changing digital tools of the Internet, she is bringing our attention to one of today’s oft forgotten social challenges: gender inequality.

This is Lee Mokobe, and we dedicate her talk to the thousands of individuals in rural spaces who are fighting for progress. Everyone has a voice – and we’re proud to be part of a new world that is fighting for freedom of expression!