Ishtar is a feminist, activist and trouble-maker in the field of social justice advocacy. Her work has ranged from coordinating a radical, feminist advocacy network for survivors of sexual violence to advocating for the decriminalisation of sex work to revolutionary sandwich making. Currently, Ishtar is a Free Radical collaborating with social justice organisations to strengthen their approaches to human rights advocacy. Her passion lies in creative activism and the experimental melding of fantasy and reality, of art and activism, in an attempt to imagine and enact what a more equal and just world might look like. Another passion, is being a constant thorn in the side of the South African Department of Justice.
Ishtar Lakhani is an alum of Center for Artistic Activism trainings and has gone on to train and develop actions with the Center in multiple campaigns.