Gosia loves people, conversations, joint activism, energy flow. Always on the move, as there’s always a group willing to take up new initiatives; someone who needs support; there’s a street event, manifestation or march happening.
She’s been an activist ever since she can remember. She’s mostly focused on activism for youth rights, sexual and reproductive rights and queer community. Gosia is currently a PhD candidate of Sociology at the Graduate School for Social Research of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences. She calls herself an activist-academic because, in her academic work, she aims to connect the world of theory and research with practical actions for social change.
She holds a long-term expertise in non-profit work. Gosia is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (2017 Warsaw Fellowship). In cooperation with the Polish Humanity in Action office, she successfully fundraised a grant from the US Embassy for the realization of her Action Project – the creation of an interactive antidiscrimination book “From A to Z about LGBTQIAP”. Gosia cooperated with many LGBT and youth oriented groups and organizations. Currently, she is a member of queer collectives and works as a Projects Coordinator in Humanity in Action Poland.
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More from Gosia Kot
From a room with a view of the world to a virtual room - how to build engaged groups online?
Our expert article is published on the ngo.pl platform!
Senior Fellow co-organizes a fashion show supporting survivors of sexual violence
Sexual violence survivors wearing clothes from the time of assault on the catwalk? Yes!
From A to Z on LGBTQIAP
Humanity in Action Senior Fellows Gosia Kot and Sylwia Vargas teamed up with activists across Poland to author an interactive book on LGBTQIA+ rights, definitions, and histories.
10 Books on Sexuality for the Holidays
Humanity in Action Senior Fellows Sylwia Vargas and Gosia Kot, among others, had their book on LGBTQIAP issues and definitions featured in Vogue Poland.
The whole (un)truth about lesbians
Senior Fellow Gosia Kot pens an op-ed for Codziennika Feministycznego on how efforts to prevent generalizations of homosexuality can in fact reinforce stereotypes.
2017 Warsaw Fellowship Blog
During the 2017 Warsaw Fellowship, our Fellows wrote daily blogs of their experiences during the Fellowship. Read their reflections here.