THE PIECE OF ART
title : Proudly Trans in Turkey videos | artist : Gabrielle Le Roux in collaboration with Trans Activists | date : – | Place : South Africa
Gabrielle Le Roux is an artist, storyteller and feminist activist based in South Africa who creates travelling exhibitions of portraits drawn from life accompanied by first person narratives around different social issues. Her work pays tribute to people whose rich contributions to society are forgotten, ignored or discriminated against because of their race, gender, class or sexual orientation.
Gabrielle ran Women’s Media Watch South Africa for several years. Her background working broadly with women’s rights, and particularly representation (and lack of it) in the media, informs her current work which is the fusion of her creative and political passions.
EXPLANATION OF THE PIECE
Transgender stories to expose as a social and political issue.
By given voice to Turkish transgender people to tell their stories, the author is promoting a cultural intervention for social justice.