Pretoria, South Africa

Nthabiseng is a 25-year-old intersex woman living in Pretoria, South Africa. She was born in a small rural township called Coligny in the NW Province of South Africa. She was born with ambiguous genitalia, and only in 2011 at the age of 23 was she medically diagnosed with partial androgen insensitivity syndrome (PAIS).

Her parents chose not to have any surgeries done on her at birth and she has chosen not to have any genital reconstructive surgery. Nthabiseng is Training and Capacity Strengthening Officer at The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA).

She is an avid reader of African literature, an obsessed soccer fan, and a proud mother!