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Sisanda Mavimbela | Eswatini


What do you do in your home country and what do you hope to do upon your return? In particular, with the integration of your experiences here?

I work with an organization that works with the LGBTI community. We are trying to advocate for rights, right now there are not rights for the LGBTI community.

This experience has already helped me discover that what I have wanted is true, that I want to be a reference for what LGBTI inclusivity looks like, what we are expected to do, what we are expected to look like, and that I want to do it individually.

What is your favorite thing about your home country? How about Philadelphia?

The peace. It is a very peaceful country. As much as LGBTI isn’t allowed there, there is hardly ever any fighting, even if you are part of that community.

What I like about Philadelphia is the inclusion. Philadelphia has a lot of diversity, you can walk around as who you are.

Do you have any hobbies or an interesting fact you wish to share about yourself?

I like to sketch buildings and architecture. I am now sketching the view out of my window here in Philadelphia.

If I were to come to your home country, what is the first thing I should eat?

Ligusha – It is like okra.