Community Highlight: Desire Mulla

Her undergraduate degree was embedded in Queer African studies exploring the political, social, and geo-economic arena of queerness and Africanness. Desire is the Director of Opportunities Archiving for Queer African Network.

Desire Mulla is a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Quest University Canada. She specialized
in media, cultural studies, sociology, and creative writing. She is an ally born and raised in Kampala, Uganda.

Along the borderline of feminism and Queer Studies is where she situates her advocacy for feminism. Her undergraduate degree was embedded in Queer African studies exploring the political, social, and geo-economic arena of queerness and Africanness. Desire is the Director of Opportunities Archiving for Queer African Network. This position is to verify and collaborate with organizations that are cognizant of providing conducive spaces for TLGBIQ+.

Desire is interested in questions of identity; “when did we start to be that, and when do/did we stop to be that?”; who and what are the determinants of the ‘that’. The fundamental question remains if there ever was a “that” to begin with; she is fascinated with
creating and tearing down origins.

She also finds her hobbies in film, predominantly “black” film/foreign film, writing, reading, traveling, and spending time with loved ones.

Connect with Desire @deebillz on queerafricannetwork.com

Editor’s Note: Desire is a former team member and supported our efforts to make QAN what it is now. In their former roles - first as the Director of Opportunities, then Ally Engagement, they spearheaded the archiving of opportunities and later vetted organizations and collaborated with those who are mindful of providing conducive spaces for TLGBIQ+


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