African & Proud: A May Celebration.
Purple Royale
by Purple Royale
1w ago
This May, join us as we celebrate being Trans, African & Supported! An episode that shares our lived realities with voices from our Mothers who are a key pillar of support in the fight for inclusion. In honor of Mother’s Day, IDAHOBIT & Africa Day. Supported by The FRIDA Young Feminist Fund & multiple, much appreciated stakeholders ..read more
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Frazer: The Importance of Mental Health After A Traumatic Experience.
Purple Royale
by Purple Royale
1M ago
This April, as Purple Royale: Trans Voices Amplified joins the World in honoring World Health Day, we document a lived experience on Mental Health. The story of Frazer, a transperson from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe as they narrate on the after care support they received after a sexual assault experience. Supported by the Frida Young Feminist Fund ..read more
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Miracle: My reality on WomXn Empowerment.
Purple Royale
by Purple Royale
2M ago
This March as we join the world in celebrating International WomXns Month, Purple Royale: Trans Voices Amplified, decided to shed light on the importance of leaving no one behind, especially Trans and Intersex WomXn. This is a story about Miracle, a transwoman from Mashonaland Province, Zimbabwe, sharing her reality on equality and equity for transwomen. Particularly in this age with digital systems and the call for holistic inclusion across all sectors. Supported by the Frida Young Feminist Fund and multiple, much appreciated stakeholders ..read more
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Challe: A taste of my resilience, in honor of Black History Month.
Purple Royale
by Purple Royale
3M ago
This February, as we join others in commemorating Black History Month, Purple Royale: Trans Voices Amplified, decided to shed light on the importance of leaving no one behind, especially Black Trans and Intersex Lives. This is a story about Challe, a transwoman from Matebeleland Province Zimbabwe, sharing her journey of resilience and triumph, whilst addressing the need for safety and security. Supported by the Frida Young Feminist Fund and multiple, much appreciated stakeholders. Indeed, Black Trans and Intersex Lives Matter too ..read more
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Nkosiyabo: A Content Creator’s experience with Cyber Bullying.
Purple Royale
by Purple Royale
4M ago
What would you do, as a young trans feminist in the event of backlash and potential hate crime, because you made the bold decision to use your voice and advocacy skills as a content creator and social media influencer? This is the story of Nkosiyabo, a beautiful trans feminist from Hwange, Zimbabwe who is also a social media influencer and activist. Narrating her journey, how she started, how she grew her followers and ensured transpersons are seen as valuable as anyone but as with any advocacy, faced backlash from naysayers who wanted to derail her progress. A story of bravery, resilience and ..read more
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Effline: Once discriminated, now respected as a self employed Private Chef.
Purple Royale
by Purple Royale
6M ago
A journey towards Youth Empowerment. The inspiring story of Effline, a Transwoman from Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe who grew up in a strict religious setting that tried to deny her, her existence. Fought through the cracks and eventually came out stronger as a respected, self-employed Private Chef in her community. Valued by her family, respected by her customers and proving that indeed Trans and gender diverse persons are valuable human beings in society too. This episode was proudly supported by The Netherlands Embassy in Zimbabwe, FRIDA Young Feminist Fund, LOVE ALLIANCE through ARASA and the ACCE ..read more
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Derline: A Transwoman’s journey to youth empowerment.
Purple Royale
by Purple Royale
7M ago
In November, the African Union decided to commemorate the youth through recognition and empowerment. Purple Royale supports this inclusive initiative by documenting Derline’s lived experience, the experience of a transwoman’s journey towards a better, empowered life. Derline narrates her experience navigating the stigma she faced from family and the general community, she narrates how starting her own business helped to empower her, resulting in the community and even her family respecting her as a breadwinner and valuable voice for the transgender community that is often discriminated. We wou ..read more
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Tafadzwa: I survived Intimate Partner Violence
Purple Royale
by Purple Royale
8M ago
Intimate Partner Violence is often ignored and difficult for outsiders to detect. It comes in many forms, emotional, physical and even psychological. Here is Tafadzwa, a transperson from Kadoma, Zimbabwe sharing their story on surviving Intimate Partner Violence and coming out stronger. This documented reality is in support of ending Gender Based Violence of any forms. Supported by FRIDA Fund, The Netherlands Embassy in Zimbabwe as well as Love Alliance ..read more
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Tinny: Unpacking burn out in Activism & the need for Movement Strengthening
Purple Royale
by Purple Royale
9M ago
Activists are an important part in advocacy. They are the voice of the often neglected. However, with activism comes the danger of burn out. How do we address it? How do we support activists and ensure that their mental health and lives are not neglected? Tinny, a Gender non-conforming trans activist unpacks their experience and more. An enlightening episode that also ensures movement building as well as strengthening whilst addressing one of the most talked about topics, Mental Health. This episode was made possible with support from The Netherlands Embassy in Zimbabwe, FRIDA Fund, ARASA and ..read more
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Richard: The story of a Transman discriminated at a job interview.
Purple Royale
by Purple Royale
10M ago
In this episode, Purple Royale documents the lived experience of Richard, a Transman from Harare, Zimbabwe who was discriminated at a job interview because of his gender identity and expression. This evidence based reality highlights the struggles Trans and Intersex persons experience when seeking employment. Let’s end the stigma, decent work and improved livelihoods is a basic human right for all. Much appreciation to FRIDA Fund and ARASA for supporting the production of this reality and advocacy campaign ..read more
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