Youlendree Appasamy

Youlendree Appasamy, a brown-skinned femme stands in front of banana leaf trees, wearing a black pair of dungarees over a top with Hindi script on it.
Portrait of Youlendree Appasamy taken in Muldersdrift, South Africa. Image by Youlendree Appasamy CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Youlendree ‘Len’ Appasamy is the communications co-lead at Whose Knowledge?. Len is a feminist free radical based in South Africa, working in the spaces of writing, zine-making and collage. Len has a Masters in Political Studies from University of Witwatersrand and is interested in how Indian indentureship in South Africa influenced kinship structures, violence and gender/race-making in Indian South African communities. They’ve also worked on using (e)zines and collage as ways of documenting and amplifying African feminist work and movements. Len is a member of the Kutti Collective, a queer art and cultural work collective that supports young African artists and writers of South Asian ancestry.