Esther Schippers is passionate about storytelling and the capacity it has to allow us to acknowledge those around us. She completed her Bachelor of Arts (Law) degree at the University of Stellenbosch, majoring in Political Science and English Literature, and is completing her LL.B., also at Stellenbosch.

She believes that words have the ability to spark hope and encourage others to reflect on their own beliefs and value systems. She is inspired by writers who consider their communities and choose to weave their own stories into greater political contexts. She is interested in black feminisms, the intersection of art and activism, and hopes to learn more about food security in the South African context.

She looks forward to understanding more about South African civil society and engaging with like-minded youth in the ASRI FLP. She places great importance on building strong relationships with those around her and doing what she can to make things better.