- Art Director + Creative Director, Kids of the Diaspora
- Executive Jury - Austria
Leni Charles is a Vienna based artist and creative focusing her work on identity and intersectional feminism. Together with her sister, Cherrie O. she founded Kids of the Diaspora, a culture-shifting lifestyle brand, that empowers and inspires marginalised people worldwide to unfold their beautiful uncompromised self, despite all the ISMs blocking the way. Leni has worked as a Senior Art Director for Visual Communication in various advertising agencies based in Vienna. The lack of representation and intersectionality was sobering so she decided to focus on creating an inclusive brand that speaks to the people who are all too often left out of the conversation. Leni’s mission is to use her creative skills, her voice and work purposefully towards equality.