Afrika Lockett

is creating inspirational speeches

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  • Patron-only poetry.
  • Photos & videos of Afrika in action.
  • Invite to her August beach party!
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Ms. Afrika Queen Lockett is a self-described transgender woman born in South Africa and raised in Chicago. Ms. Afrika has spent many years struggling against the violences of homelessness and incarceration, much of which has been a result of discrimination she experienced as a Trans woman & because of the criminalization of poverty. Most recently, she was incarcerated in IDOC for nearly 8 years, 3 of which were in segregation (solitary confinement). She believes it is her duty to stick up for herself and others.

In just a year since her release, she has become a staunch advocate for her Trans sisters and LGBTQ prisoners, and is beloved by her community in Chicago. She is a member of Black and Pink in Chicago.

By contributing to her Patreon page, you will become a member of her monthly giving circle, which helps to ensure she has stable housing and a small income, while her SSI applicaiton is still in appeals.  Ms. Afrika regularly speaks at events & rallies on a number of topics, including:

  • The importance of prison penpal projects
  • Sexual Assault in prisons
  • Teargas in prison
  • Ending prison violence
  • Solitary Confinement
Contributors will receive photos and videos of her speaking engagements.
$77 of $300 per month
When we reach $300 per month, Ms. Afrika will begin to create special poetry and share it only with the patron giving circle community.  

$300 covers the cost of her reduced rent and monthly transit expenses!
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