Different Flavours, One Spoon: On being buddhist, a mother, queer, Zulu and much more

By Zan “Buddhist?” *insert supporting raised eyebrow here* But isn’t that for white people? Plus, don’t they pray to that statue of the fat dude?” These are the questions I get the minute something even remotely religious comes up. I’ve been asked these questions so often that I cannot help but giggle at their confusion. […]
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Dare to Call Me Lesbian

By Lame I love the word Lesbian. It rolls of my tongue so smoothly and lands gently into the ear of the next person. ‘Lesssbian.’ It sounds like a whisper. A sexy secret that makes you blush and giggle. I love the word lesbian! From the moment I knew I was a lesbian, I told […]
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Resistance

By Blacqueer I keep thinking of ways to give back. To pause, look around me and find moments to say “thank you”. However I keep finding that (because the struggle is so real and so constant and so isolating and so communal) I always have an excuse not to pause and I never have the […]
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Isilumo silumile

By Christie FossilSoul van Zyl pe·ri·od/ˈpi(ə)rēəd/ Noun: A length or portion of time. Adjective:  Belonging to, or characteristic of, a past historical time, esp. in style or design: “period furniture”. Synonym     time – term – epoch – age – era – season – date – cycle pain/pān/ Noun: Physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or […]
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