On being a gender outsider

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By Sté The more I grow up, the less I feel… womanly. It can be a bit of a surprise to most of the people who’ve seen the skirt – wearing, nail – polish-ed, glitter-and-all-types-of-sweetness person that I am. Wherever I go, in all the spaces I’ve been in, queer or not, I have always […]
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Yin-yang kind of love

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By Ruth Achieng The internet is slow today and I’m at work. I’m thinking about her, I’ve been thinking about her. We didn’t talk last night, I think it’s the first time ever that’s happened. Normally, I would fuss about it but I’m too tired. The past few days have been tough… depression symptoms here […]
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Troubled mind

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By anonymous Trigger Warning: Suicide My heart is beating fast. My palms are sweating. I sit down and take deep breaths. I can’t really think. Well, except for one thing. I can’t even say it out loud. To be honest I’m scared. I’m unable to talk yet I want people to see the turmoil wrecking […]
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For the timid one

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By Anon This one is for the timid girl, the naïve child. It is for the me of last year. The girl who was quick to say, “I don’t trust anyone” but still blindly gave her trust away like free hand-outs. The girl who got a stinging notice that the community she thought was hers […]
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