A Painful Truth

By Dolly I’m so afraid to feel. To feel something real. I’ve felt something before. And it still hurts. I’m afraid of letting you in Giving you that opportunity To hurt me No one ever does it consciously But it’s done There’s always a loser in the corner Defeated by the unsuspected blows There’s always […]
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In Defense of Orgasms Faked

By Mélisande Deschenel I believe in fake orgasms. I believe in them for the greater good of the moment. Now do not get me wrong, I do not believe in the over-stretched O, seizure-like, tinnitus-inducing kind. Those are just stupid. They’re patently faked and an insult to any sexual being and they’re at their worst […]
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To be black, lesbian, poor, and diagnosed with mental illness means I cannot always exist wholly.

By Thenjiwe/ @TeaJay_001 In the book, Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde, the introduction speaks of Lorde’s interlocking struggle of being black, a mother to two sons, and a lesbian. Re-reading this introduction, this was as far as I could go. Perhaps, it was because as I write this I am feeling exceptionally fragile. I still fail to find the […]
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The Sex Industry Pt. I: The reality

By Hephzibah Reality I love my work. Sometimes Yes, sometimes I don’t feel like working. Sometimes clients can be rude. Sometimes I think my managers are the devil. But don’t all employees go through that at some point in their employment history? Apart from the normal love-hate relationship I have with certain aspects of my […]
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HOLAA Loves: Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, The Founding Mother of the LGBTIQ Ugandan scene

Here we have an interview by the amazing long time LGBTI activist, editor of Bombastic Magazine, co-founder of Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG), Ugandan Lesbian Feminist Troublemaker and all round epic titan Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera. Thank you to Becky, curator of Mon Pi Mon for this amazing interview. Follow Mon on Twitter with @Women4WomenUG What […]
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