Letter to my Queer Self

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*Trigger warning: suicide Dear Self, Today, I want to take the time to acknowledge the emotionally eventful three months you had to endure at the expense of my experiences and decisions. ‘Emotionally eventful’ is an expression I feel describes the past three months perfectly. They have been filled with laughter, joy, at times, but mostly, […]
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as the moon

By Ashley Makue/ @AfroFiend There was always something curious about her. She was both a tempting night and its secretive moon. She was born before her time, in foggy winter. Her mother’s nipples itched with the bitter cold and a lurid anticipation. She was the first born of her seventeen-year-old mother and the second child of […]
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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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