Socio-sexual anxiety

By Fayth/ @faythnw “Women in this culture live with sexual fear like an extra skin. Each of us wears it differently depending on our race, class, sexual preference and community, but from birth we have all been taught our lessons well. Sexuality is dangerous. It is frightening, unexplored, and threatening… Many of us become feminists because of […]
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“We do not want her kind here” – Finding queer belonging in a Ghanaian immigrant community

By Anima Adjepong / @amankrado “Is this one of your daughter’s friends?” I overheard a woman I did not know ask in a language I only vaguely understand. To the woman’s relief, her interlocutor, let’s call her Auntie Ama, responded no. “Good, because we do not want her kind here,” she said. This exchange was […]
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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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