By Lame Living in a world where you are always considered the “other” is a constant denial of your right to be alive and the right to express yourself as you wish. Being the “other” means that your every action is judged by stricter judges against stricter standards. Being lesbian in an unyielding culture means […]
By Nthabiseng I’d like to think that it’s because I have not been on this earth long enough, it at least leaves room for a possible future encounter with such individuals so I will not say never but in the years that I’ve lived and the people that I’ve met, I have not yet come […]
By Kagure I am fearfully and wonderfully made. That is why you fear me and cannot understand how I am made. What you do understand is how to react and pass judgment on the final product. Before you condemn me to my fate answer me a few questions… Were you there when I was formed? […]
By Kagure Apparently I have worse gaydar than the homophobes in my family. This is not something I am willing to take very lightly. Twice in one holiday I have been sitting in my cocoon of self knowledge only to be told by two separate family members that they have known for ages that I […]
By Lame There are three kinds of women in this world. The first type of woman is the one who lives in a pink bubble where nothing dangerous and unfair about this world touches her. She floats above all the poverty and human rights abuses.
By Siphu I stand here to proclaim a love so deadly A love that whispers “look at that fucking dyke pretending to be a man” in my ears as I lay in bed at night a love that I have spent years of my existence willing and praying away yet still remains Waldo, a gay […]