By Kagure Mugo The ‘first homosexual music video’ in Kenya, depicting same sex couples and relationships was banned by the Kenya Film and Classification Board. The video Same Love Remix, an African take on the popular song Same Love by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis was banned on ‘moral grounds’, an announcement which was made via the organisations twitter […]
By HOLAA ed Ever wondered if you could find a set of conversations that could make you know your partner better quickly? Well we may have found something like that. Now be warned, this test is not to show you whether you love each other or not or even if you know each other, it […]
HOLAA and the Digify Bytes team are offering digital and social media training for women within the Johannesburg area on the 26th and 27th of February. To get an official invite click here to fill in a form for the official invite and RSVP by the 23rd of February. We hope to see you there!
By Lame Said The war on homosexuality has been raging for decades. With people on opposite sides of the debate often fixated on whether homosexuality is inherent or learned behaviour, whether homosexual people are fully human, whether the world should rest on the face of this “scourge” of homosexuality which supposedly causes global warming, and […]
Sometimes tweets disappear and instagram posts get pushed to the bottom of the timeline, so we decided to archive the #ForBlackGirlsOnly tweets and instagram photos so we could keep that magic forever. Check it out! For more Storifies click here. [View the story “#ForBlackGirlsOnly: trending like the beauty it was” on Storify]
By Kagure Mugo With all the racial tension brewing over the past few months it’s no surprise that an eventcalled #ForBlackGirlsOnly has caused a stir. Many think the event counters nation-building in a time when people are losing their jobs over racial slurs, and the amount of melanin you have can trigger an online shouting match. […]
Coming out is possibly the worst thing that you could ever want to do. Ever. It is scary and hard and terrifying and really difficult. You psyche yourself out for a long time trying to pump yourself up. For some ‘coming out’ is simply a social obstacle, something that is more annoying to do than […]
We decided to get some art and culture in our lives and went to the Zanele Muholi (@MuholiZanele) Somnyama Ngonyama exhibit in Johannesburg. Her long legacy of photography continued in this exhibt she presents black and white self-portraits taken while travelling in South Africa, America and Europe, Somnyama Ngonyama (meaning ‘Hail, the Dark Lioness’) confronts the […]