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Sedica Davids

Based in: South Africa
Faith tradition/s: Muslim
Pronouns: She, her

Sedica identifies as a queer Muslim womxn and she is associated with the Claremont Main Road Mosque in Cape Town. As a development consultant who works with marginalised communities in sub Saharan Africa, her experience includes fundraising, strategy, and governance within the LGBTIQ+ sector. Sedica has recently provided sustainability coaching to 6 African grantees of Arcus Foundation and provided gender inclusivity coaching for staff at state owned enterprises in Nigeria. To further social inclusion and womxns’ empowerment, she raised funds for a start up project at the University of the Western Cape to capacitate domestic workers to be part of the digital economy, where she is currently employed as a researcher. Sedica served on the board of Community Arts Project from 1996 to 2006. She enjoys the minimalism of poetry and she has contributed to the following publications: To Breathe Into Another Voice: A South African Anthology of Jazz Poetry, edited by Myesha Jenkins in 2017, a short story called “On being a closet poet” appear in Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000-2018 and edited by Makhosazana Xaba, in 2019, and a short story titled “Viral Love” that appears in Covid Diaries: Women’s Experiences of the Pandemic, published by Imbali Academic Publishers, 2021