Zoey Black is a queer transgender woman of colour living in Cape Town, South Africa. She is a YouTuber, creative director and human rights activist.
Zoey graduated from the University of Cape Town as a trained professional actress and has over a decade of experience in live performance, producing and activism. She is a creative director and filmmaker, focused on telling queer stories, helping organisations and businesses grow their community, reach and impact.
Zoey is also a content creator on YouTube. Her channel aims to address and explore social and lifestyle issues pertaining to the LGBTQIA+ community, specifically around the experiences of transgender and gender diverse people, using film making as means to tell stories. The channel is the first of its kind in South Africa, and acts as a resource in providing accessible information on trans specific issues.
As an activist, Zoey publicly advocates for trans rights and visibility, engaging organisations and government stakeholders to activate social change and law reform. She is also a published author and editor, contributing most notably to They Called Me Queer (2019), Trans Rural Narratives (2020) and Keeping the Promise of Dignity and Freedom for All (2020).
Zoey Black’s Director’s Reel can be watched here.