Portrait, Foto by Fernando Lopez, photographer
Mwende ‘Frequency’ Katwiwa
Poet and Storyteller FreeQuency

Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa is a Kenyan, Immigrant, Queer Womyn storyteller. The 2018 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion, a 2017 TEDWomen speaker and ranked 3rd at the 2015 Individual World Poetry Slam, FreeQuency is a highly sought after performer, host, social justice teaching artist and workshop leader. Rooted in various global communities & having spent their life at the intersection of arts, education and activism, they and/or their work in Reproductive Justice, #BlackLivesMatter organizing & activism, LGBTQ+ advocacy and writing have been featured on The Independent, the New York Times, OkayAfrica, Upworthy, TEDx, For Harriet, Teen Vogue, Huffington Post, Everyday Feminism, & other outlets. You can view their work at www.FreeQuencySpeaks.com & on their blog at www.Noirlinians.com.

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