Nyx McLean is a caffeine-fueled transdisciplinary researcher who writes queerly about the internet, digital communities, and social movements. They are based at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology where they lecture in Human-Computer Interaction and Social Computing with an emphasis on troubling technology from an anti-racist queer feminist position. Pronouns: They/Them
In this article, Nyx McLean calls for a diverse representation of LGBTIAQ+ people and issues in the conversations around the internet, and for the adoption of an intersectional approach to organising the IGF.
The digital rights movement needs to become deliberately and intentionally inclusive. We need to actively engage with how technologies and the internet are racist, as well as how they perpetuate other oppressions through silence.