Fabienne Mahwane Gretschel

trained lawyer, moderator, advisor

Main focus: Transformative justice

Languages: German, English

City: Berlin

State: Berlin

Country: Germany

Topics: empowerment

Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Consulting, Coaching, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.

Personal note:

The starting point for my work is my endeavour to do what I can for the world in which I want to live. With my work, I want to pass on my knowledge and sensitise people. In order to change spaces, I use my workshops to explain structural power relations and empower those affected.
For me, power-critical moderation means that I try to recognise not only the people on stage in all their positions, but also the audience. I prepare myself in the knowledge that there are also people in the audience with different experiences of marginalisation and I see it as my task to be mindful of those too.


Reflecting on my childhood, I realise that the question of justice has always preoccupied me. Looking back, it is therefore not surprising that I decided to study law, even if it was rather disillusioning and peppered with discriminatory experiences. It was only through a more intensive study of legal philosophy and politics that I was able to sharpen my own values and my understanding of social justice. Then, as I engaged with the writing of Black, queer, disabled and otherwise marginalised feminists, it all came together to form a complete picture that guides and directs me today.
Since 2021, I have particularly enjoyed moderating readings, but also events and panel discussions. I have been giving workshops since the beginning of 2023, particularly on anti-discrimination law, diversity development and intersectional perspectives on sexualised violence.
I also publish texts, particularly on the topics of community and experiences of racism in a work context.
In all of this, transformative justice is a cross-cutting theme that combines my legal knowledge with my experience and other skills.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

neue deutsche organisationen - das postmigrantische netzwerk e.V.

Teilnahme an Podiumsdiskussion zu transformativer Gerechtigkeit

This talk is in: German
Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen Bundestagsfraktion

Workshop: Eine intersektionale Perspektive auf sexualisierte Gewlat

This talk is in: German
Maaza Mengiste - The Shadowking

Reading at she said books.

This talk is in: English
Josephine Apraku - Kluft und Liebe

Lesung bei she said books.

This talk is in: German
48h Neukölln

Moderation der Auftaktveranstaltung im Jahr 2022 inkl. Podiumsdiskussion

This talk is in: German