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#QueeringTheCloak: Twitter Conversation 1

We had an online conversation about abuse including sexual, emotional and physical abuse. The idea was to have an array of people speaking about abuse in queer corners and essential lift the ‘cloak of silence covering it’. We invited people and organisations from around the continent to tweet about this topic, and share knowledge, experiences and insight […]

#QueeringTheCloak: An Explanation of The Project 2

There is a resounding silence around abuse within the queer community. With issues of the community being small, more ‘pressing’ socio-political issues such as the illegality of same sex practices, homophobic violence and rife discrimination in work spaces, school and other places, this issue is given little, if any, conceptual space and attention. Often it […]

My Love (I am walking away) 3

By Siya  My love I have been through hell. Sometimes I thought I would never make it. You broke my heart so many times it became a norm. I became your punching bag yet I never complained. Whenever you felt the need to scream you somehow screamed at me and the scary part was, I […]

Que faire lorsque que votre bourreau vous manque ? 4

Par Mathoko  For the English version click here La première fois que j’ai avoué à quelqu’un que la personne qui m’avait « gazé » me manquait (gazer : une forme de manipulation qui vise à semer le doute chez une personne), je me suis retrouvée engloutie par la culpabilité et la honte. J’avais dit: « Je ne comprends pas […]

Beneath The Bruises 6

By Nyar Afrika Beneath the bruises is a woman healing Discovering herself Finding a voice. Letting go of her fears Being reborn a new. Learning to say no.   Beneath the bruises is a woman standing up for herself. She is speaking out because she is tired Tired of being the victim. She wants to […]

Comment soutenir quelqu’un qui est dans une relation abusive 7

Pour certaines d’entre nous, les relations abusives sont très familières: soit nous en avons été victimes, soit nous en avons été témoins parce qu’un-e de nos proches en a été victime. Dans certains cas, nous avons fait l’expérience des deux situations. Quoi qu’il en soit, une relation abusive n’est jamais une situation facile à gérer. […]

Wanja 8

By Chediac Higashi Wanja walked quickly, the stones on the road poking her through her thin-soled shoes. The air was merely cool but because of the pace at which she walked it became cold against her skin, nipping at her nose and cheeks. Despite this, Wanja was sweating. Her armpits were moist and itchy, this was […]

Pt III: The silence when she assaulted me 10

TW: Sexual assault For Pt I click here and for Pt II click here. By Sistaseeker I had spoken in a previous post about my realisation of what rape was. How I learned about it from the reading about the experiences of women, horrible harmful experiences that resonated with the scars inside me. How I learned […]