Olave Talks with Kai-Cheng Thom
On Love, Healing and Community Care
In a first time collaboration with Kaaitheater, Olave Talks to Kai Cheng Thom. Kai Cheng’s latest publication I Hope We Choose Love has nurtured and further fermented Olave’s search for the right questions to perceived and/or experienced complications of her praxis of community care, solidarity, accountability, hope and despair, love and healing, organising and mobilising. On this evening, Olave discusses with Kai-Cheng a selection of excerpts of her essay collection. Join them for a rich evening of explorative and robust thinking, vulnerable and fragile ideas, and generosity and care.
• Burundi-born Olave Nduwanje identifies as a non-binary trans femme (pronouns: she/her/hers). She is a published author, legal scholar, activist (anti-racism, LGBTQI+ rights, anti-capitalism, disability rights, anti-ecocide, etc.). She has provided literary contributions to the following titles: ZWART. Afro-Europese literatuur uit de Lage Landen (2018), De Goede Immigrant (2020) and Being Imposed Upon (2020). She has been based in Brussels since 2019.
• Kai Cheng Thom is a Canadian writer. She has published several books, including the novel Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir (2016), the poetry collection a place called No Homeland (2017), and I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl's Notes from the End of the World (2019), a book of essays centred on transformative justice.