|Rena Otieno, Chair, Women Working with Women (3W)|
Please tell us a little about yourself early life, family and school.
¨I was born and raised in Migori County (Nyanza Province in the west of Kenya) in a family of nine. I’m the second youngest. I come from a very religious family. My late grandfather was a Seventh Day Adventist pastor and my dad is a retired pastor. My sisters, brother and in laws are evangelists, pastors, missionaries within the church.
My family valued education so all siblings have had a college education. My siblings are all employed; in government and some in the church in senior positions. They are respected both in church and in the community.
Having grown up in a rural setting my first exposure to TV was after I completed high school. We played a lot of gospel and country music, our family could sing and we formed a family choir and sang in neighbouring churches or camps and meetings.
From an early age, I had been attracted to other women even though I grew up devoid of any external influences that were homosexually related...¨ please read it all, HERE
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· Thanks to Rena Otieno, Kenya
· Thanks to Melissa Wainaina
· Thanks to Western and Nyanza Coalition NYAWEK, Kenya
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