Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa is a 25 year old Kenyan, Immigrant, Queer Womyn speaker and performer. Ranked 3rd at the 2015 Individual World Poetry Slam, FreeQuency is an internationally touring author, host, youth-worker, social-justice lecturer, teaching artist and workshop leader who has spent her life at the intersection of arts, education and activism.

An award-winning and internationally touring poet/speaker, she and/or her work in Reproductive Justice, #BlackLivesMatter organizing, LGBTQ+ advocacy and poetry have been featured on Upworthy, OkayAfrica, TEDx, the New York Times, For Harriet, Teen Vogue, Huffington Post, Everyday Feminism, & other outlets.