By HOLAA ed This project forms a part of a larger project making sure that African queer women document their love, their lives and their existence. This falls into the larger HOLAA! paradigm as we have conversations, spread information, archive stories on love, lust, work, family everything. This is just one part of a bigger […]
By HOLAA ed A book full of the stories of Malawaian lesbian and gender non-conforming individuals. What could be better than that? The anthology has been described as: ‘a ground-breaking collection brings together the life stories of eleven lesbian, bisexual and gender-nonconforming Malawians. Told in the contributors’ own words, these powerful narratives shed light on a […]
By HOLAA ed, In this short photo essay we are allowed a sneak peek into the wedding of Lunga and the person she calls ‘her butch’ Cindy. The pair are both from Mohlakeng, Gauteng South Africa and met on the 5th of November 2009. They got engaged on the 25th of December 2011, with the […]
By Kagure Mugo The ‘first homosexual music video’ in Kenya, depicting same sex couples and relationships was banned by the Kenya Film and Classification Board. The video Same Love Remix, an African take on the popular song Same Love by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis was banned on ‘moral grounds’, an announcement which was made via the organisations twitter […]
By HOLAA ed Ever wondered if you could find a set of conversations that could make you know your partner better quickly? Well we may have found something like that. Now be warned, this test is not to show you whether you love each other or not or even if you know each other, it […]
HOLAA and the Digify Bytes team are offering digital and social media training for women within the Johannesburg area on the 26th and 27th of February. To get an official invite click here to fill in a form for the official invite and RSVP by the 23rd of February. We hope to see you there!
By Hephzibah It’s just after seven and the club has opened. Our DJ calls the first girl up on stage as the first customers walk in, her name is Mercedes*. I smile as I watch this tall and slim beauty work her magic on the pole and almost can’t believe that, for the longest time, I knew […]
We decided to get some art and culture in our lives and went to the Zanele Muholi (@MuholiZanele) Somnyama Ngonyama exhibit in Johannesburg. Her long legacy of photography continued in this exhibt she presents black and white self-portraits taken while travelling in South Africa, America and Europe, Somnyama Ngonyama (meaning ‘Hail, the Dark Lioness’) confronts the […]