‘I am who I am’

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By Hejin “I am who I am.” The statement rang true, as she sang it in clear tones and shades. The audience merely stared, in awe of the girl that stood before them. The stage was her world; it was a place she had conquered, leading armies in a charge that would slay the hordes […]
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How we need to be #SexingWhilstFeminist

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By Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah/ @nas009 In an ideal, utopian, feminist world, sex with a feminist will be different, better, more intense, more orgasmic, and just more of all the good stuff that comes with sex – connection, intimacy, fun, laughter, sweat, bodily fluids…you get the picture? And the feminist(s) involved in this act of sexing could be […]
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Letter to my Queer Self

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*Trigger warning: suicide Dear Self, Today, I want to take the time to acknowledge the emotionally eventful three months you had to endure at the expense of my experiences and decisions. ‘Emotionally eventful’ is an expression I feel describes the past three months perfectly. They have been filled with laughter, joy, at times, but mostly, […]
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A Painful Truth

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By Dolly I’m so afraid to feel. To feel something real. I’ve felt something before. And it still hurts. I’m afraid of letting you in Giving you that opportunity To hurt me No one ever does it consciously But it’s done There’s always a loser in the corner Defeated by the unsuspected blows There’s always […]
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In Defense of Orgasms Faked

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By Mélisande Deschenel I believe in fake orgasms. I believe in them for the greater good of the moment. Now do not get me wrong, I do not believe in the over-stretched O, seizure-like, tinnitus-inducing kind. Those are just stupid. They’re patently faked and an insult to any sexual being and they’re at their worst […]
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To be black, lesbian, poor, and diagnosed with mental illness means I cannot always exist wholly.

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By Thenjiwe/ @TeaJay_001 In the book, Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde, the introduction speaks of Lorde’s interlocking struggle of being black, a mother to two sons, and a lesbian. Re-reading this introduction, this was as far as I could go. Perhaps, it was because as I write this I am feeling exceptionally fragile. I still fail to find the […]
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