Name: Marsha Makatini
Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya
Growing up in a rural area in Africa, all I knew of life was that I was a human being that was born into this world. The confusion was difficult for me to handle – with different feelings in my soul and heart that were in contradiction to my body. I needed to accept myself, be strong, and continue on with my life; to find people who valued me – and try to work together with them in the interest of human rights.
What gives me strength to continue is the abuse so many people face–being beaten or facing mob-justice, or getting murdered only because they are LGBTI. The Equality Ride has given me a chance to learn, talk about experiences, injustices, and oppression. This is a great opportunity for me personally – and it will be a great chance to share my story. As an Equality Rider, I am looking forward to a powerful and encouraging journey with others.
Marsha has been sponsored a total amount of $.