Chepkemboi J. Mang'ira

Chepkemboi J. Mang’ira is the founder of OwnYourCulture, an online platform that promotes African art, fashion and design from pre colonial Kenya. She is a journalist by profession with a keen interest in African art and fashion. She curates art and fashion exhibits focusing solely on ethically produced work in Kenya that pay homage to their heritage. Furthermore she is involved in various platforms that advocate ownership of African narratives, from online groups to physical forums around Africa.

She is tackling the subject of identity and belonging, in a post-colonial, globalized world through the #OwnYourCulture online campaign, whose aim is to reverse the negative effects of colonialism in fashion and art in Kenya.