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Afro Twitter took to the streets to relay what the #Queerstruggle is to them. This got so wild it was trending for hours. People shared their experiences, thoughts, struggles, pains and everything else in 140 characters. Here is a snap shot. Here is our voice. One tweet at a time. For more Storifies click here. […]
By HOLAA ed. Bisexuals get a lot of hassle. Not sure when all the shade started being thrown but it comes from both the straight and the LGTIQ community. Noticed how I missed the B, seeing as some believe we do not even exist. So seeing as we do not ‘exist’ people tend to make […]
We caught up with the ladies who make up the African Women Association to find out about their amazing Awards as well as the work they do in order to get the low down on the work they are doing promoting African women regionally and globally. Let us start with semantics, with so many different […]
By Lineo Segoete/ @Lineothefeline Photo credits: Lineo Segoete It’s a gorgeous warm Saturday. Cars are slowly slithering down a narrow main road which leads from our national stadium, slices through a taxi rank teeming with people and then connects to a freeway that makes its way past the Central Bank of Lesotho. A bright and colourful […]
Women are doing a lot of things on the internet. Some are tweeting, some are poking, some are taking selfies or pictures of food. Some are emailing their bosses, some are reading news and some are posting twerk videos. In Africa women are doing all these things and much more including smashing all things misogynistic […]
Being amazingly beautiful is something that comes naturally to many African women. Being one, as well as someone whose work day gets stalled by the beauty of these women, I feel I can testify to this. Often our beauty is not celebrated in a sensual, dynamic or even subtle way, often whittling it down to […]
Chubby Vogue Divas is the brain child of Charmain Carrol, a South African beauty and photographer. It celebrates the fuller African figure through the art of photography and a series of interviews. This project is so amazing it even won an award on International Woman’s Day. We caught up with her to ask her about her […]
By Dzivaramazwi/ @dzivaramazwi Read Part I and Part III of this story. She was doing seventy five in an eighty zone, when a blue van came out of nowhere and cut in front of her. Her mother would have said ‘Praise Jesus!’ at her quick response. However, the driver behind her was convinced she was […]
By Dzivaramazwi/ @dzivaramazwi Read Part I and Part II of this story. ‘I always knew you’d end up with a man,’ says Babe, pointing the end of the cigarette in her hand at Fay. ‘Babe, you’re being so insensitive right now. Shush.’ ‘Whaaat? I’m just saying, you’re weak Fay, you’ve always been weak. Can’t stand […]
By Dzivaramazwi/ @dzivaramazwi At night she dreams of chickens, asphyxiating, flapping their wings in feeble attempts to fly away and squawking, their eyes rolled so far back only the whites seem to show. She wakes up from these panting, shouting, running and her husband always draws her in, trapping her in a different kind of […]