Meet Mikhara Ramsing- Social Entrepreneur

Dayna Mignone
April 30, 2021
Hi there! So what's your name?

Mikhara Ramsing

Where do you call home?


What do you do?

Social Entrepreneur

Tell us your story

I got to where I am today by having the courage to turn anger into empathy and empathy into impact to achieve my vision of a home of love and understanding. The most important thing to me and what I value most is my family. I identify as a queer South African Indian Australian woman. My identity was at first feared by my family and misunderstood. Over a ten-year journey, my family and I have now been able to create a home of love and understanding, empowering each other to be ourselves. My ambitions are twofold: one - to help other queer people of colour navigate their sexual identity and cultural identity and two - to provide more capital opportunities to women-led businesses.

If you could go back in time, what would you tell your younger self?

In my darkest moments, when I was really struggling with my mental health, I came across this quote and it really resonated with me -"Every day gets better, you just have to be around to see it through." I remind myself of that if I go through a rough patch now.

What does "living freely" mean to you?

Freedom means three things to me - one - autonomy over my time, two - autonomy over my body, three - autonomy in the spaces I occupy. Put illustratively, freedom to me is being able to see my mum when she needs me; accessing trusted health care when I need it; and not having to look over my should when it's dark and I am walking to my car in the heart of the city.

Where can we follow your work and support you?

@mikhara_ramsing; @mikschai; @mikzy03