Wanja

HOLAA, HOLAAfrica, Posts, Queer, Africa, Ithongomusings, Photography, LGBTIQ, Queer Women of colour,
By Chediac Higashi Wanja walked quickly, the stones on the road poking her through her thin-soled shoes. The air was merely cool but because of the pace at which she walked it became cold against her skin, nipping at her nose and cheeks. Despite this, Wanja was sweating. Her armpits were moist and itchy, this was […]
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Sur l’importance de parler du viol au sein des communautés lesbiennes

Siphumeze Khundayi, Ithongo Musings, Queer, QWOC, same sex abuse, #QueeringTheCloak
Par NYAR Afrika For the english version click here Serait-ce la goutte d’eau qui fait déborder le vase ? Que feriez-vous si elle disait non ? Cela fait maintenant des jours que vous vous y préparez ; textos coquins, avances subtiles çà et là… Vient enfin l’heure de passer à l’action. Vous commencez à l’embrasser, la caressez et soudainement,… […]
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#QueeringTheCloak: Twitter Conversation

HOLAA, HOLAAfrica, Posts, Queer, Africa, Ithongomusings, Photography, LGBTIQ, Queer Women of colour,
We had an online conversation about abuse including sexual, emotional and physical abuse. The idea was to have an array of people speaking about abuse in queer corners and essential lift the ‘cloak of silence covering it’. We invited people and organisations from around the continent to tweet about this topic, and share knowledge, experiences and insight […]
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HOLAA Loves: Beneath The Same Silence- A performance piece on intimate partner violence in a queer woman’s relationship

Beneath The Same Silence, Drama For Life, SexActually, QueeringTheCloak
Can a woman really abuse another woman? Can’t you just…fight it out? Intimate partner violence is not something many imagine happens in same-sex relationships but it does. Beneath the Same Silence explores this dark hidden realm by taking you on the emotional journey of a woman in an abusive relationship. The performance ‘queers the cloak’ […]
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في ظل غياب المساءلة (In the absence of accountability)

HOLAA, HOLAAfrica, Posts, Queer, Africa, Ithongomusings, Photography, LGBTIQ, Queer Women of colour,
For the English please click here. Translation by Sahrwardy لقد اعتقدت أن العلاقات التي تربطنا كانت أكثر من صداقة، ولم أفكر حقًا في الصداقات التي شكّلناها بأنها الشيء الذي جمعنا معًا، بل بصفتها نتيجة اجتماعنا معًا بسبب قيمنا، واعتقاداتنا القوية في عقيدتنا النسوية واللانمطية الجنسية الجذرية (الكويرية الراديكالية)، وعقيدتنا أن أجسادنا ملكنا، وأننا نستحق أن نشعر […]
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#QueeringTheCloak: An Explanation of The Project

Siphumeze Khundayi, Ithongo Musings, Queer, QWOC, same sex abuse, #QueeringTheCloak
There is a resounding silence around abuse within the queer community. With issues of the community being small, more ‘pressing’ socio-political issues such as the illegality of same sex practices, homophobic violence and rife discrimination in work spaces, school and other places, this issue is given little, if any, conceptual space and attention. Often it […]
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