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Kawira Mwirichia


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Kawira Mwirichia

Kawira Mwirichia is a queer multi-disciplinary female visual artist from Kenya with an innate desire to change the world through beauty while inspiring, and educating the community. She became internationally known for her kangas, a traditional East African cotton textile. Her aim is to create a kanga for every country of the world. The design is inspired by each country's historical events in their fights of LGBT rights. In her work, she also uses more traditional fine arts mediums such as painting, drawing, and sculpture. She founded the To Revolutionary Type Love project to celebrate queer love, the queer individual and their history through the use of the Kanga cloth.