Boglarka Fedorko is an activist, campaigner and facilitator currently based in Budapest, Hungary. She works as the Public Relations Manager of Romani Design, the world’s first Roma-owned fashion label as well as a consultant for international feminist, Romani and LGBTQ+ networks. Previously, Boglarka held various coordinator and management positions at international human rights and donor organizations in Germany and Hungary. She earned her master’s degree in Economics, with a specialization in non-profit management from Corvinus University Budapest. Seeing that in the wake of George Floyd’s murder Hungarian public discourse both misinterprets the demands of Black Lives Matter and fails to adequately address racism in Hungary, she contributed to the set up of an all-Roma informal group and its online talk show series. Boglarka is passionate about mobilizing across movements and geographies and has a serious weakness for chocolate and online make-up tutorials.
“I want to initiate conversations on women’s and minorities’ rights and perspectives. My aim is to spark solidarity with those who have power over these narratives and to nuance discourse surrounding excluded communities.”
Learn more about Boglarka’s Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellowship project here.
Updated February 2021.
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Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Boglarka Fedorko is an activist, campaigner and facilitator currently based in Budapest, Hungary. She works as the Public Relations Manager of Romani Design, the world's first Roma-owned fashion label as well as a consultant for international feminist, Romani and LGBTQ+ networks. Her project, will amplify the voices of those who are the most affected by the current illiberal governance in Hungary: women, migrants, Roma and LGBTQ people, and other groups who face intersectional discrimination.
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