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Ro-Ann Mohammed | Communications Officer, FRIDA

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Ro-Ann Mohammed (she/her) is a Caribbean feminist and activist, from Trinidad & Tobago, based in Barbados. She has been a community organizer for the past decade and is passionate about decolonizing the narrative surrounding gender and sexual minorities in the Global South. She is currently Communications Officer at FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund – the only fund dedicated to supporting young feminist activism across the world. Her advocacy has also focused on holding space for marginalized populations to be visible in development. She is an advisor for the Women’s Voice and Leadership Project at the Equality Fund and served as Grantmaking Advisor at FRIDA from 2014 to 2017.

Ro-Ann’s activism also focuses 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 Director of Pride Barbados and coordinator of Barbados’ annual Pride Parade. She is the representative for Barbados on the LGBTTTI & Sex Workers Coalition of the OAS and the Public Relations Director at Equals Barbados, an organization that provides LGBTQI+ people with direct access to health services. Additionally, Ro-Ann is a 2020 Beijing +25 Fellow with OutRight Action International. Through her activism, she has co-founded Barbados – Gays, Lesbians and All-Sexuals against Discrimination (B-GLAD), and is also a Women’s Deliver Global Young Leader alumni focused on SRHR for LGBTQI+ people.