Faris Cuchi Gezahegn

Faris Cuchi Gezahegn

Faris Cuchi Gezahegn (they/them/theirs) is an intersectional LGBTQIA* advocate/activist, a performance artist, PCCC standup comedian, and poet who uses different mediums such as style activism, writing, performance, and video/audio installations to bring social change and start a conversation that catalyzes change on issues they face while navigating

day-to-day life as femme non-binary Ethiopian/African LGBTQIA* advocate with experience of asylum-seeking and refugee in Austria and also back to their homeland Ethiopia. They are co-founder and co-director and counter-narrative lead at House of Guramayle. House of Guramayle is a collaborative intersectional platform created by socially and politically marginalized Ethiopian activists around the world. They are also co-founders of Celestial Poetic monthly QBIPoC open mic night at Villa Vida café at the historical queer community center Türkis Rosa Tippp. They are members of Afro Rainbow Africa collective started by Queer African for Queer African in Austria by welcoming folks in their wholeness both as African/African decent queer bodies. They work as a social mental health worker at Queer Base: an organization that welcomes queer folks that are seeking asylum by providing different services such as legal representation, social consulting, housing, and many more.

Faris Cuchi Gezahegn beim DGB Festival


Sonntag 15.05.2022 10-12Uhr
im Institut


Faris Cuchi Gezahegn auf Social Media

Foto Credits

Header: © Marija Šabanović
Vernetzungsbrunch: links Faris: © Marija Šabanović ; rechts Sundana: © Esther Abiona Ojo