‘I wish I didn’t care’: On body shaming and trying to be body positive

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by Amanda Hodgeson I have so many other things I should be writing… essays, assignments, reports, and and and… But anyway, at least I am writing something ne Christmas 2016 was nightmarish for me. Short, but fucking traumatic. I, like most black women, have a number of family members who think commenting on your weight […]
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On the Road (Short Story)

This is a piece from our publication called Emergence download it  here. By Jennifer S Ayebazibwe It is safe to say that Neo lived in her head. She owned a library in a small town in Limpopo and spent most of her days with her nose in a book. She loved political non-fiction and enjoyed […]
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Daughters Who Become Lovers (Short story)

by Jennifer Emelife The duvet swells over his body.  He shivers, despite its warmth, and coughs so hard the hairs on his chin rise and fall. Air oozes out of the air-conditioner, spreads above him like a tent then collapses on his broad chest. ‘Achoo!’ His arms fold behind him supporting a pillow under his […]
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Nyelethi (short story)

*Trigger warning: abelist language by NYAR Afrika “Are you okay?” I ask her as I gently kiss her neck. “mmh” she mumbles, her mind seemingly far away. “You are thinking of your husband again.” She goes unnaturally still in my arms. “No” she blatantly lies. “I am thinking about us.” That surprises me. She never […]
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Dry Weeping

This is a piece from our publication called Emergence download it  here. By Chantelle Gray van Heerden I am smoking, half-running to make the bus, when I first see her. I think for a moment she is moving towards the window but, when I stop, she is a mannequin like any other. Except for that […]
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Qu’est-ce qu’une lesbienne? (What Is A Lesbian- French Translation)

This is a piece from our publication called Emergence download it  here. Here is the English version.  Par Kagure Mugo C’est quoi ça encore une lesbienne ?  Pour répondre à cette question, il te faudra expliquer à ta grand-mère la « théorie queer », la « diffusion » des concepts des droits de humain et des « instruments internationaux » qui nous […]
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