Monika: Your transgender rights activism was sparked when after teaching for eight years in primary school, in 2009 you faced some problems when you came out as a transwoman. How do you recollect those times and reactions of other teachers, parents, and pupils?
Monika: What remains to be addressed in the years to come?
Monika: Which feminist ideas do you regard as most important and appealing?
Juno: I do an awful lot of work which examines the connection between gender based violence and HIV and intimate partner violence and HIV. We know that many women, trans and cis, are still victims of violence perpetrated against them by people they know and often have relationships with. Society still places these women as being wrong, as being to blame, look at the new law in Russia in relation to violence within relationships. There is a huge amount of work to do in order that women are safe within societies and that women have autonomy over their own bodies and actions.
|Juno photographed by Fox Fisher.|