Vera Kurtic is Serbian, a proud feminist and a Romani woman. She studied sociology and communications and for many years has been an activist for Roma, LGBTQI, animal and women‘s rights. In her work as the Project Officer in Belgrade working in the Council of Europe Roma and Travellers Team within the Programme ROMACTED, she was involved in ‘promoting good governance and Roma empowerment at a local level’. In her research, Vera mainly focuses on the intersectionality of gender, race, nation, class and minority sexual existence. Her book Džuvljarke-Roma Lesbian-Existence, tackled the problem of the invisibility of Roma lesbians who are denied their own identities, achieved relations and personal connections, both within the Roma and broader social communities. Vera enjoys veganism, writing short stories and photography.