#QueeringTheCloak: An Explanation of The Project

Siphumeze Khundayi, Ithongo Musings, Queer, QWOC, same sex abuse, #QueeringTheCloak
There is a resounding silence around abuse within the queer community. With issues of the community being small, more ‘pressing’ socio-political issues such as the illegality of same sex practices, homophobic violence and rife discrimination in work spaces, school and other places, this issue is given little, if any, conceptual space and attention. Often it […]
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Staying in the closet as self care

HOLAA, HOLAAfrica, Posts, Queer, Africa, Ithongomusings, Photography, LGBTIQ, Queer Women of colour,
By MaThoko To a younger me – “Don’t come out, if you don’t want to” Coming out – the act of announcing, publicising/disclosing or declaring your sexuality has been a staple of LGBTI activism and advocacy since the 1970s. Promoted by the Gay Liberation Front – a collective of gay groups – coming out was utilised as a […]
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5 Mental health podcasts by therapists of color : Repost from Redefine Enough

There’s no denying that mental health is highly stigmatized in communities of color. Thankfully, stigma hasn’t stopped these therapists from spreading awareness through their mental health podcasts. Check out 5 dope podcasts by therapists of color. A Different Perspective HOSTED BY DR. AMBER THORNTON Therapy For Black Girls HOSTED BY DR. JOY HARDEN BRADFORD You […]
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(Women & Self-pleasure) الستات والسبعات

  الستات والسبعات English below “السبعات” أو “السبعة ونص” مصطلحات دارجة في مصر بتعبر عن ممارسة العادة السرية عند الستات، بالرغم ان ستات كتير متعرفش المصطلحات دي من الأساس. إرتبط في أذهاننا ان العادة السرية هي عادة بيمارسها الرجال فقط كنوع من أنواع تفريغ الكبت الجنسي وترسيخاً لفكرة ان الرجال بس اللي عندهم رغبات جنسية […]
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Pre – Colonial Igboland: On Woman to Woman Marriage (Repost)

HOLAA, HOLAAfrica, Posts, Queer, Africa, Ithongomusings, Photography, LGBTIQ, Queer Women of colour,
By Cosmic Yoruba Nwando Achebe writes that “woman-to-woman marriage in Africa has absolutely nothing to do with homosexuality” (emphasis, hers)…and I actually agree with this…kind of. While I strongly believe in pre-colonial lesbian secret societies littered across the African continent, at the risk of falling into the trap of Eurocentric and Western (mis)understanding of African social institutions, it […]
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