Ro-Ann Mohammed is a Caribbean feminist and LGBTQ activist, based in Barbados. She has been a community organiser for nine years and is passionate about decolonising the narrative surrounding gender and sexual minorities in the Caribbean and the invisibility of Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer women and Transgender people in both feminist and LGBTQI+ advocacy. She is currently the Director of Sexuality, Health & Empowerment (SHE) Barbados, the only platform in Barbados dedicated to LBQT advocacy, movement building and research.
Her advocacy has focused on facilitating safe spaces and platforms for empowerment for local LGBTQI+ communities, facilitating access to resources for local LGBTQI+ communities, the need for policy and legislative reform in Barbados, promoting women’s leadership in Caribbean LGBTQI+ discourse, combatting religious intolerance, public education and comprehensive representation of Caribbean LGBTQI+ realities.
She is a Director of Pride Barbados and coordinator of Barbados’ annual Pride Parade. She is currently a board member of Equals Barbados which is an organisation working to provide LGBTQI+ people with direct access to services and resources. She is also 2020 Beijing +25 Fellow with OutRight Action International. Over the years she has co-founded Barbados – Gays, Lesbians and All-Sexuals against Discrimination (B-GLAD), served as Grantmaking Advisor for at FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund and she is a Women Deliver Global Young Leader alumni focused on the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for LGBTQI+ people.