SM Kee - Jac
Jac SM Kee is a feminist activist committed to transformative politics in the issues of violence against women, culture, 'race', identities, communications & information rights and sexualities. Born in 1976, Jac is a Malaysian and received her tertiary education through two scholarship awards by the British Council at the University of London and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LLB [Hons]; MSc Gender).
Committed to participatory and inclusive politics, Jac is acutely aware of power relations that exist in socially-relevant axes of identities and strives to challenge that through all her work. This includes issues power related to 'race', sexuality, able-bodiedness, gender, culture, nationality and class. Her activism - at local and international levels - consists of: building capacities in gender, media, communication and digital technologies; researching emerging issues; organising awareness and advocacy campaigns especially through creative expressions, as well as writing analytical, fictional and poetical commentaries. Jac's writings have been published in diverse spaces, such as academic journals and books, regular columns in national press, web-based resource portals and underground magazines.
Currently, Jac is the coordinator for the Violence Against Women and ICT project for the Association of Progressive Communications, Women's Networking Support Programme (www.apcwomen.org), including heading a global campaign connecting emerging communications technologies and violence against women (www.takebackthetech.net), and the role as English language editor for genderIT.org, a singular portal for resources and analytical writings on gender and ICT policy matters. Jac also manages a nationwide research on the impact of polygamy on Muslim families by Sisters in Islam (www.sistersinislam.org.my). She is also co-founder of Knowledge & Rights with Young People through Safer Spaces (KRYSS; www.kryss.org), a regional organisation that works with young people on the issue of rights through creative platforms, as well as founder of an artists and activists collective organising around gender and civil and political rights in Malaysia (katagender.blogspot.com).