Photo: Bret Hartman/TED

Photo: Bret Hartman/TED

Interested in: Freedom, Equality, Gender inequality, Racial inequality, Women's rights, LGBT rights, Refugee rights, Right to education, Hate crimes

As a performing artist, it is my duty and passion to be able to document life experiences and speak up against injustices. As a slam poet, who explores social injustice and gender identity issues, I am dedicated to shedding light and inspiring change through my art forms.

Lee Mokobe is an award-winning slam poet and the founder of Vocal Revolutionaries, a volunteer-run literary organization focused on empowering African youth. In 2014 and 2015, they placed second and first in the world for youth slam poetry at the Brave Voices International Slam Poetry Festival. Lee is also an LGBTQ activist specifically referencing their experience as a black transgender immigrant in South Africa and America. Lee is a teaching artist across the United States and a 2015 TED Fellow.

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