Tasha / Kenya
“My name is Tasha, that’s not my real name, but I’m using it for security reasons. I’m from Uganda. 21 years of age, but currently living in Nairobi, Kenya as a refugee, because my family got to know I’m gay. Growing up was a challenge, because I was always girly since childhood, which my family and the community hated, so I always insulted and disrespected by other children of my age. Because I was girly I was always put in boarding school as a punishment for my parent to stop behaving like that.
During my teenage I was expelled from school, because I was gotten exchanging letters with my boyfriend. That’s when my parents disowned me and put police to hunt me down. When I got to know about it I had to flee Uganda, because my life was in danger. I’ve lived in Nairobi for some time now, but life is a living hell here, because of the police brutality, sex work, house eviction, discrimination, language barrier. For all these that happens to most of us there’s much depression, frustration, loss of life, crazy heartbreaking moments and a lot of things.”