The mask she wears

By Caroline Araes Scarred by the world, broken, bruised and shattered she walks the earth. Day by day she takes it hoping for a better day. Hopeless she feels as nothing but darkness lies ahead of her. Sadness she feels when she looks down and secretly asks for strength to move on. Masks she wears […]
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Chipochedu

By Dzivaramazwi/ @dzivaramazwi It was way past seven in the evening and The girl was a bundle of irascible nerves as she sat at the edge of the doorstep, her gaze intent on the road that lay beyond the fenced gate. Mhama is never this late, she whispered to herself again and sighed. Sisi Geti, […]
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Queer in a maze

By Sazike I’ve been a lesbian before I knew what a lesbian was. I was definitely a lesbian when we were ten and kissing in our primary school restroom and I felt butterflies truly for the first time. I was a lesbian when we were 12 when we kissed as we waited in the backseat of […]
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A Silent Cry

by Nthabiseng Ntshala It is home Well that’s what we should call it. How can I call it home if it’s as empty as our memories? We see nothing but empty souls reflecting I stare at the mirror I see a figure filled with nothing but air Air meaningless to breath That tells not my […]
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Bi (on condition)

I remember my first kiss vividly. It happened on a Sunday, soft RnB played out of the radio and we were lying on our backs talking about my first crush. My friend turned and asked me if I had ever kissed anyone before. I felt self-conscious for a second and shook my head. She said […]
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Dying moments

By Selaelo ‘Sly’ / @SlyPod I’d be grateful for the day I accepted my attraction to women. I would tell ten year old me that it is OK, girls are human too. That they can be admired and looked at by an enticed eye. I would do this instead of having the long fights I […]
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