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Ms. Afrika Queen Lockett is a self-described transgender woman born in South Africa and raised in Chicago.  Ms. Afrika has spent many years struggling against the violences of homelessness and incarceration, much of which has been a result of discrimination she experienced as a Trans woman & because of the criminalization of poverty.  Most recently, she was incarcerated in IDOC for nearly 8 years, 3 of which were in segregation (solitary confinement). She believes it is her duty to stick up for herself and others.

In just a year since her release, she has become a staunch advocate for her Trans sisters and LGBTQ prisoners, and is beloved by her community in Chicago.  She is a member of Black and Pink in Chicago.

afrika print

“Move Boldly & Swiftly for Black Lives”  

This original print by Monica Trinidad was designed for Ms. Afrika to celebrate her one year ‘out-iversary!’  Order your very own print, and all proceeds will go directly towards Ms. Afrika’s support circle.  

Order print here.

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