bekezela mguni is a radical librarian, activist, artist and abundant bodied femme. She believes that the collective sharing of knowledge, beauty and inspiration is a part of life’s purpose and brings that intentional spirit to her work. Born in San Fernando, Trinidad, she is currently living in Pittsburgh and has over 10 years of community organizing experience, in which she has worked with LGBTQ communities, youth, women and people of color. She collaborates with various artists, educators, healers and activists in work that seeks to create new possibilities - new worlds. She holds a Masters in Library and Information Science and was blessed to participate in the first Librarians and Archivists to Palestine delegation in June of 2013. Most recently she completed a micro-residency at Pittsburgh creative hub, BOOM Concepts, launching the Pgh POC Zine Distro. Her visual art work was featured in Exposure: Black Voices in the Arts in the winter of 2015. She is a Penn Ave Creative fellow and will be examining the relationship between literacy and liberation by engaging libraries as sites of possibility. The Black Unicorn Project is a Black, queer, feminist library and archive centering the storytelling of Black women.
instagram: @bekezela.mguni / @sweet_thunda