By zyre TW: description of self-injury, sexual assault, medical abuse, homophobia and abuse. Everyone has scars. Hypertrophic, keloid, faint and faded or raised and loud. Every scar writes a tactile story of a specific yesterday. I have spent over half my life creating my own tactile stories with sharp implements, and I read my life […]
Its that time when you reflect on 2014, walk away from the bad and step into the the new beginnings that can only come with a new year. Here’s a song to help you walk into your wishes for 2015 Much Love HOLAA!
By Mapula S. Lehong Its repetition, repetition of the same song The loud gong of words gone wrong Echoes of pain in that last call. I love you, I love you…I hate that I love you… I hate that I keep calling While thoughts juggle anger and frustration Our words bloody like the chaos […]
*Trigger Warning: Drugs, death substance abuse.* By Nthabiseng Ntshala We met, spoke, laughed and fell in love. We learnt, accepted each other and even got addicted to each other. We took each other’s bad habits and made them our own, individually. I forgot my values and my beliefs. Her presence in my life mattered so […]
By Kechi Nomu Gay was an obscure word until my first year in the University. I mean, in secondary school, I knew that girls did things to themselves in the dark in their hostels; my best girlfriend had written a long amused letter from her boarding school in Oyo State to tell me all about […]
Summer is a very alluring season. So as you lounge about taking advantage of the time off work (or not), remember to make space for sexy time. Get yourself some summer loving Love HOLAA!
It’s that time of year again. The stores have been decorated since September with mince pies and all the Christmas lights that China could possibly produce for 2014. At Holaa! we have a feeling that you may not yet have done your Christmas shopping, and your girl is going to be someone else’s girl come […]
By Mfalme I come from a country where being a lesbian could earn one life in prison. My girl friend and I have always been extra careful. We’ve never had the conversation about Public Displays of Affection (PDA) because for us, PDA is not an option. It’s an unwritten rule that we are not allowed […]
By Sivu Siswa/@SivuSiswa I have been living in Cape Town for close to two years now and in this period, I have watched Black middle-class queers, who identify as activists, gradually settle into complacency. The vigorous rioting that foamed in our mouths as fresh off the boat refugees has steadily been replaced by an indifferent undertone, […]
Sex is an important thing, so it needs to be talked about. These amazing women have BEEN telling us since the 90’s. So have all the conmversations with your partner to make sure it is safe, sensual and fun! Plus, you know round here we are always talking about that. So make sure you speak […]