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We got to chat about all things on Power FM, from how we identify, to sexual assault in the community to art as archive to pleasure we got to chat all the things with Aphelele Somi on the Power Lunch. We even got to break down the Emergence Journal. It got wild, it got fun […]
par HomoSenegalensis Cela fait maintenant plus d’un mois et la douleur est toujours aussi profonde. On dit que ces choses prennent du temps. Je m’étais naïvement dit que les choses deviendraient un peu plus faciles après un mois. Mais je ne savais pas. Je ne savais pas que la douleur s’empirerait avec le temps. Je […]
We got to jump onto The Daily Maverick Show speaking about being an African Queer Woman in this day and age. Of course Maneo Refileo Mohale came and formed part of the squad. We spoke identity, speaking to the community, being able to find yourself and just generally jamming life. And we got to speak […]
By HomoSenegalensis It’s been over a month and my soul still hurts the same. They say it takes time to get over things like this. I had naively hoped that it would get easier after a month. But I didn’t know. I didn’t know the pain would get worse with time. I didn’t know I […]
We love Guys We F**ked – which is an anti-slut shaming podcast- and it was so incredible when one of our HOLAArites reached out to us saying they had been on the podcast and asked us to host it! Lwantale Kalemera, who is from the Bay Area in San Francisco, California (but her family is originally from […]
By Tanki *Trigger Warning: Abuse* The head of abuse once again rears its ugly head on social media with many using it as a space to harm others especially women. Many times I read and observe in fear, not shock but fear, shaken by stories told whilst being greatly triggered by the thoughts that follow. However, there […]
We were so honoured to be a part of the Ted X Cape Town women event, speaking about speaking about your vagina. There was so much wisdom in the space and we especially love Dr. Sindiwe Magona, who got a young standing ovation. Basically it was nerve wrecking it was wild it was…life. Shout out […]
SOWETO PRIDE is a political project initiated by FEW in 2004 with the aim of creating and entrenching a political and social space for black lesbian women – together with the broader lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community – to celebrate sexuality and humanity within the communities LGBTI people inhabit, and yet within which […]
When women talk about sex one can’t help but stop and listen. The rise of women speaking about sex is something many, including the internet, cannot ignore and African women are not lagging far behind. From platforms hosting stories about bad sex, and ‘entering through the back door’ to podcasts discussing faking orgasms; women on […]
By Marion Stevens Within South Africa, in a land that has seen democracy for more than 20 years, the legal provisions on reproductive health and sexual orientation have seen recognisable gains. It is a challenge though that these legal rights are not well realised and the struggles of many girls, young women and gender queer […]