Half Truths

By Haki …Fear She is afraid of being judged. She wants to confront the riots of feeling taking place within her. She wants to un-wall her heart and set free the betrayal and disgust she felt.  She is a puddle of a person now. Still, she floats in her fear by the grace of the […]
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PT II: Burden of proof with sexual violence: About proving that they hurt you

Siphumeze Khundayi, Ithongo Musings, Queer, QWOC, same sex abuse, #QueeringTheCloak
TW: Sexual assault By Sistaseeker Domestic violence that many women are subjected to is only given credence when a woman can prove that she was subjected to violence. The question ‘Did ‘s(he) hit you?’ sets the table, and you already know that big servings of ‘where’s the proof’ are being served. The answer no comes with a […]
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Blandish

By Cisi Eze I C E, Nigeria “MAY I KISS YOU?” She rushed those words out in one breath. She was shy. Smoking a wrap of weed had not emboldened her. As though her shyness were contagious, you blushed and tore your gaze away. “Aww, shit,” you whispered as you ran your fingers through your […]
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Love and Bipolar

By Lebohang Mojapelo *Trigger Warning: suicidal thoughts* “Relationships with people, I’ve learned, are like the weather; there are sunny days, and then the rainy ones too, only most of mine were either hurricanes or cyclones that could tear a man in two or vicious heat waves that dried me of feeling much of anything at […]
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