Journal d’une Ghanéenne Queer : une découverte de soi et de l’amour [Diary of a Queer Ghanaian : finding myself and love]

African Sexualities, African Queer Women, LGBTI
par BOATENG BOATENG (traduction par Homosenegalensis) J’ai grandi sans jamais vraiment me poser de question sur la sexualité. Petite, j’étais assez potelée et quelque chose me dit que si j’avais été exposée à ma sexualité plus tôt, je ne me serais jamais laissée aller de la sorte. Voyez-vous, je suis la seule fille de la famille, […]
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Seduction

By Fran She asks me to stand up, stand right in front of her. She tells me to undo my pants and lower them. I hesitate. This is not what I signed up for. She asks me again as her eyes dance with childlike curiosity. I oblige. She watches me silently as I fiddle with […]
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Outset

By Audi / @soniaaudi1 It was always the same story. She would want him as much as he wanted her. She would moan and arch her back as she danced to the rhythm of their foreplay. Heaven… Oh sweet, blissful heaven! If only it would go all the way… As the seconds counted down, fear would […]
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The Death That Is You

By Ashes  *Trigger warning: sexual assault, self harm You are the death of me. If I had another opportunity to love you again I would do so without any hesitation or fear. I would love you despite the nagging feeling that all was not well, I would love you more than maintaining a healthy bank […]
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Call For Submissions

HOLAA wants submissions! We want to share the voices and ideas of African women! You can send: Diary entries Short stories Features and interviews Blog posts (including reblogs) Pictures Paintings Videos Articles and opinions pieces Recordings of poetry and other works (can be done easily on your phone) HOLAA! allows you to publish under any […]
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A Love note to Zan

‘Personal is poison. Personal distracts, invites relationships. Let me be no one. Unheard, unseen, unpraised and unloved.’ -Tim Cooper This quote used to be my everyday mantra up until I met her. Zan. Even from afar, she was radiant. Amongst a crowd of women, she was the only one that stood out to me. She […]
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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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