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 The vigorous rioting that foamed in our mouths as fresh off the boat refugees has steadily been replaced by an indifferent undertone, […]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 […]
*Trigger warning: Suicide substance abuse* I didn’t write this because I had nothing better to do. I didn’t write this because I want recognition. I wrote this because I’m embarking on a self-discovery journey. I want to share my experience with the hope that you learn from it. I wrote because I want to warn […]
By Nyx McLean/@NyxMcLean Can we please start to talk about domestic violence in lesbian and queer relationships? It happens within our LGBTIAQ community and we can’t be silent anymore. I can’t be silent anymore. I’m a gender and LGBTIAQ activist, and I’m a victim of domestic violence. Those words have taken me a good few […]
By Kagure Men seem to labour under the misapprehension that sex is about them. This is not a hastily made statement, there is some evidence behind it. Exhibit A: The idea that men think they’re “putting the D” to or “giving it” to someone. The rhetoric gives the impression that the rest of us […]
By Eunice Loves takes off masks That we fear we can not live without And knowing we can not live within.