Branches of light stretch across plains

HOLAA, African sexualities, ithongomusings, revolution, poetry
By Mariam Likimani-De Cock Branches of light stretch across plains Cracked and void of usual intimacy Light filters through the cracks Creates a glow around the emptiness Then spreads through it like music through deserted halls Darkness rushes through Engulfing the light Silencing the music Voices echo through the desolate plains Voices dripping with disapproval […]
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Faire son coming-out : quelques conseils utiles (coming out to loved ones: a short guide)

Faire son coming-out est probablement l’une des choses les plus difficiles que l’on est à faire. C’est une tâche pénible, terrifiante et super angoissante. Vous laissez l’angoisse s’accumuler pendant longtemps avant d’avoir le courage de le faire. Pour certains, faire son coming-out n’est rien d’autre qu’une corvée sociale ; quelque chose d’agaçant à faire, oui, mais […]
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Fighting the demons of a queer black woman

HOLAA, African sexualities
By Thato Semele Homo sapiens as a species have got to be the most self-destructive animals I have ever encountered, what with the countless rules, religious and personal views, opinions and rites of passage and the general overwhelming societal expectations. No wonder the attainment of happiness is a goal seldom reached. We are so consumed […]
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