The Sex Problem

By Tatenda There was something about waking up that never quite agreed with her but she did it anyway, it was part of the contract of being human. This morning, like many others, she woke up smelling like somebody else and trying desperately to silence the accusatory voices in her head. Her only challenge was […]
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On being a gender outsider

By Sté The more I grow up, the less I feel… womanly. It can be a bit of a surprise to most of the people who’ve seen the skirt – wearing, nail – polish-ed, glitter-and-all-types-of-sweetness person that I am. Wherever I go, in all the spaces I’ve been in, queer or not, I have always […]
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For the timid one

By Anon This one is for the timid girl, the naïve child. It is for the me of last year. The girl who was quick to say, “I don’t trust anyone” but still blindly gave her trust away like free hand-outs. The girl who got a stinging notice that the community she thought was hers […]
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Where is your husband?

HOLAAfrica, HOLAA, Black women
By Kuukua Dzigbordi Yomekpe “Hi! My name is Antoinette. I’m forty. I’m independent, single and happy.” “Hi Antoinette! Welcome,” a chorus of women’s voices responds. “Em…hello? My name is Kuukua…this is my first meeting. Oh…and I’m thirty-four.” “Hi Kuukua! Welcome.” A chorus of women’s voices respond yet again. “Welcome to WWISH, Kuukua, a place for […]
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