Country: Ethiopia

Pronoun: She/Her

Obsé is a queer activist and artist from Ethiopia. They are strong believer that art plays a role in society and contributes to the overall development of communities by providing a commentary on the way things are vs. how things should be. In their opinion, art in its essence is a tool to challenge a way of thought by allowing an idea to exist in a space autonomously, regardless of its place in society’s reality. They believe that art based activism is able to transcend the boundaries of concept and actually reach the realm of practicality. That their work is able to give viability to other queer people and themselves. They believe that they can showcase the diversity in self-expression, boosting communication within societies at large, to deliver new ways of understanding the fabric of the communities we exist in, and their interactions with one another.

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