Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Trans Empowerment Initiative, located in Nairobi, Kenya.

What's your organization, and who are your members?

TEI is a collective of artists for artists working at the intersection of gender politics, liberation, fashion, culture, and social and environmental justice.

Tell us about yourself

TEI runs programs to support trans masculine, nonbinary, queer youth who are undocumented homeless asylum seekers to work out solutions to systemic oppression and injustice.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Running a city-by-city exhibition dubbed by MaschartNBO telling stories about African Trans nonbinary queer youth.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

The fluctuating global economy, global warming, and climate change impacting the environment and our wellbeing.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Be clear and deliberate with your intentions.
  2. Find time to play and rest.
  3. Art is the universal language.

Where can people find you and your business?


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