Selly Thiam is a Senegalese American multimedia journalist and the founder of None on Record. Selly has devoted her career to encouraging and giving voice to members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer communities throughout Africa, making sure their personal stories are told, shared, and preserved as an essential part of Africa’s history. She is an Africa No Filter fellow and lifelong advocate for LGBTQ human rights.
“Queer people have existed in Africa since the beginning of time, and this is something we as Africans need to understand. We’re trying to shift the narrative by creating as much content that just tells our stories and gets them out into the world.”
– Selly Thiam
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