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.
“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.