Hello again. Its me.
This month we would to divert our attention to Making Moves. Making moves in the queer community has always been the order of the day. We cannot disregard the success of peers who are making it big in the industries of their choice and yet making a difference in our community.
Success has many definitions, but the one that speaks to me the most is “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.” Sober, isn’t it.
The conversation about race, sexuality and nationality has reached an inflection point. At the moment many are looking for possible ways to support and uplift the queer community now and going forward.
As a queer business, nothing excites us at Exit than seeing powerful examples of people who look like us doing the amazing things, beating the odds against queer success in Africa. We are not only sharing stories about these movers and shakers but also walking with them through their experiences, strength and hopes for the queer generation now and in the future.
The opportunity for queer people, especially gay men, to be successful in the business and entrepreneur spaces has grown significantly but without its issues.
Yes, we’ve fought for rights in every way we can, by law, within the space in itself but unfortunately racism and corruption are still prevalent.
Unfortunately, the history of our continent still limits us. Yes, there is opportunity but there will always be a ceiling limit to that due to the system not being in our favour and the current leadership not being for the people.
My sexuality is not at the forefront of my professional life, or what I do outside my bed. It is unfortunate though a lot of industries don’t work on merit systems. Don’t get me started on the creative space. It makes me think of how the Queer community is used as a means to an end quite often.
DON’T DOWNGRADE YOUR DREAM JUST TO FIT IN. UPGRADE YOUR CONVICTION TO MATCH YOUR DESTINY.