TILKE WOUTERS is unapologetically queer and injected this in every part of her life. She’s not great with authority. So she works for herself, the people she loves and the communities who deserve it.
As a slam poet she spits fury about this broken society on stage and talks about mental health while living in the shadows. She wants to put the spotlight back on us.
She’s a journalist and writes about queer topics to open some eyes and minds. Through lectures and workshops, she tries to make people aware of their privileges.
In 2018 she started a queer poetry organisation, called Slam-T, with a friend and makes room for vulnerability, rage, love and all the emotions queers are often not allowed to feel or show.
Besides this she is the founder of the Safer Space Manifesto, an organisation that focuses on creating safer spaces for minorities.
In 2019 she gave birth to Kink E Klit, an alterego that challenges society’s view on dominant and sexually explicit women. In a world that still censors female nipples, she reclaims her nudity and is no longer afraid to show it.
All of this found a physical home beginning 2020, when she became co-owner of a queer bar called Blond in Ghent.