Patronus: A lion. “Not only is a lion my family totem but I also embody the energy of a lioness. Albeit a Merlioness”
Favourite Quote: “Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder ” – Rumi
Tatenda is as a Zimbabwean, a Pan-Africanist and a Womanist. Other than that she is an avid label avoider. She has a Bachelor’s of Business Science degree in Management Studies and Law, an Honours degree in African Studies and a Bachelor of Laws. She is the recipient of the 2019 University of Edinburgh Catalyst Fellowship and when she is not working, she busies herself by writing (creatively or academically) and creating art. She began her formal career in sexual rights education and advocacy and later engaged in sexual rights research at the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) and eventually shimmied into gender, international human rights and constitutional law research at the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC). She speaks chiShona, isiZulu, Afrikaans and English, uses the word “vibe” a lot and is a practitioner of the sacred healing arts. You can learn more about Tatenda on her website. She is on social media as @iamqueennzinga.