DayBreak (poetry)

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By Joyfrida Anindo As the day draws to an end, I feel the air become dense, The dark brings with it shadows on my walls, Sometimes they change shapes, Sometimes they speak to me, I have learned to block their whispers out, But sometimes I get curious, Especially when my day was grey, I must […]
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Pre – Colonial Igboland: On Woman to Woman Marriage (Repost)

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By Cosmic Yoruba Nwando Achebe writes that “woman-to-woman marriage in Africa has absolutely nothing to do with homosexuality” (emphasis, hers)…and I actually agree with this…kind of. While I strongly believe in pre-colonial lesbian secret societies littered across the African continent, at the risk of falling into the trap of Eurocentric and Western (mis)understanding of African social institutions, it […]
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HOLAA Loves: Free Space/#PleaseHer dialogue – Creation of a space to speak sex with Mbongomuffin and Iranti Org

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We recently partnered with the amazing Mbongomuffin to host a space for Iranti Org, in Johannesburg entitled “Queer” Safe Sex – ”It’s time for women* to talk about SEX” Iranti sought to create ‘A day about politics and the womxn’s body and its intersection with sexual health. The women’s* body is a politic that has evolved […]
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15 Lesbian rules to break

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By Barbara Ward for KitschMix The opinions about stereotypes are all over the board. Some people think that stereotypes exist to keep us down, and some people think that stereotypes exist to make categorization easier. Personally, I feel that they can be used for your benefit or against it, depending on how they’re applied. Certainly, […]
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