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This is the stuff produced within the HOLAA! camp.
By Anelisiwe The 18th of January 2011 brought the death of my dear & loving father. The death of a part of me that I will never get back. Since then I have been a grieving daughter and every decision, action and consequence thereof has been a rendition of this identity. It is who I have […]
By Lara Gemini Poet “I am the Gemini, I speak melodies IN TONGUES! I am the commander of light, the orchestrator of rhymes! I make…..music.” I am in my mid 20s, not old but vintage and crispy. I’ve been a poet from as long as I could speak sense. I am also a writer and performing […]
By Thulie Love I have always wondered what would happen if I was a human being, no gender, no sexuality and no identity. Just a human being who loved other humans and that’s it. I wondered what it would be like if we all had one skin tone, one race and one voice… I end up getting […]
In sub-Saharan Africa, women constitute 58 percent of all people living with HIV and AIDS. The Truth is if you aren’t infected with HIV/AIDS you are affected by it. HOLAA! is asking you to share your experiences and observations about LGBTQI women and HIV/AIDS in Africa. The rumour amongst Queer Women is that “all this […]
By Blaccqueer Mercy has spent the past 21 years trying to figure out who they* are. This is a sneek-peak into what they’ve discovered. I’ve tried on different persona’s, both on and off stage, different relationship-roles concerning power-dynamics, labels. And I think I’ve finally reached a stage in my life where I’m easy about all […]
By Kutlwano/ @hookedonKK/ @BuwaMosadi No one teaches us what the work environment will be like for homosexuals. In truth no one teaches us the protocols of the corporate world at all. I sometimes wonder what dynamics exist for the average homosexual doing a 9 to 5 stuck in the same deadening quotidian as people who fall within […]
By Metaphorical Pearl I’m that chick with the slow smile riding the shopping cart down the supermarket aisle, tipping things on the floor and leaving them in a pile. I’m that chick with her locks hanging loose whose friends can’t introduce to new people without first making some kind of excuse because they say I’m […]
By Qat They say ‘She is’ Argue ‘Naaah, I think’ She asks ‘Who you be?’ You shrug and stare, As you wait for me to mumble In this secret silence Nothing you can bear! You don’t know me I define ‘me’ best Acting in the light Creating in the dark A passionate lover all year […]
It is, but, a shame that I cannot hold your hand. It is, but, a shame that I cannot see your face. Is it, but, a shame? I will not curse nor will I label. I will do good, I will make you happy and I will live. Why do people concern themselves so much […]
By Agatha Kerunga So a year ago I met the one I thought I would spend the rest of my life with. The one I nearly risked it all for. The one I was willing to come out to my family for (and risk being killed by my daddy and clan). Life imprisonment, especially with the […]