The award-winning activist speaks exclusively to DIVA

INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY KATE HOLDERNESS

Our extra special May issue has not one, but four fabulous cover stars. Among them is extraordinary activist, co-founder and executive director of UK Black Pride and executive director of Kaleidoscope Trust, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah.

Lady Phyll on…

The lesbians of colour who shaped her life

“My feelings of recognition and sisterhood came about because I kept discovering these amazing lesbians of colour, like Audre Lorde, who had offered so much of themselves to the world.”

Her groundbreaking activism

“I’m really honoured to be able to do this work and be an out queer Black lesbian warrior woman on a global stage.”

Her message to young lesbians today

“You are one in a long line of powerful women who refused to tone it down, to be invisible. Our visibility is our power.”

Read the full interview in our May 2021 issue, on sale now.

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