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Lerato Mokobe      

Slam Poet; Explores Social Injustice and Gender Identity Issues

Lerato "Lee" Mokobe is a slam poet who explores social injustice and gender identity issues.

Based in Cape Town, Lerato Mokobe is an award-winning slam poet and the founder of Vocal Revolutionaries, a volunteer-run literary organization focused on empowering African youth. In 2013, Lerato’s South African slam poetry team, also called Vocal Revolutionaries, made it to the final stage of the Brave New Voices global poetry competition in Chicago. The first team from the African continent to compete, they came out second of the 55 teams in the world that were shortlisted. She is also a teaching artist across the United States and a 2015 TED Fellow.

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