Spirit Companion: Ragdoll cat
Favorite Quote: “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” – Audre Lorde
Ro-Ann Mohammed is a Caribbean feminist and activist, originally from Trinidad & Tobago and has been based in Barbados since 2011. She has been a community organiser for nine years and is passionate about decolonising the narrative surrounding gender and sexual minorities in the Global South. Her advocacy has focused on promoting women’s leadership in Caribbean LGBTQI+ discourse, collaboration, facilitating safe spaces, access to resources and platforms for empowerment for local LGBTQI+ communities, combating religious intolerance, public education and visibility. Due to the invisibility of Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer women and Transgender people in both feminist and LGBTQI+ resource allocation, she founded Sexuality, Health & Empowerment (SHE) Barbados, the only platform in Barbados specifically dedicated to LBQT advocacy, movement building and research. She is a Director of Pride Barbados and coordinator of Barbados’ annual Pride Parade. She is the Public Relations Director at Equals Barbados, an organisation that provides LGBTQI+ people with direct access to health services. She is a 2020 Beijing +25 Fellow with OutRight Action International and an advisor for the Women Voice and Leadership Project at the Equality Fund. Through her activism, she has co-founded Barbados – Gays, Lesbians and All-Sexuals against Discrimination (B-GLAD), served as Grantmaking Advisor at FRIDA from 2014 – 2017 and is also a Women’s Deliver Global Young Leader alumni focused on SRHR for LGBTQI+ people. She studied Psychology with Political Science at the University of the West Indies. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, watching crime documentaries and looking at cats on Instagram. Ro-Ann is fluent in English and speaks a bit of Spanish, and tweets as @roannmohammed.