Everyone has scars

By zyre TW: description of self-injury, sexual assault, medical abuse, homophobia and abuse. Everyone has scars. Hypertrophic, keloid, faint and faded or raised and loud. Every scar writes a tactile story of a specific yesterday. I have spent over half my life creating my own tactile stories with sharp implements, and I read my life […]
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White

*Trigger Warning: Drugs, death substance abuse.* By Nthabiseng Ntshala We met, spoke, laughed and fell in love. We learnt, accepted each other and even got addicted to each other. We took each other’s bad habits and made them our own, individually. I forgot my values and my beliefs. Her presence in my life mattered so […]
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Choosing Friends

By Mfalme I come from a country where being a lesbian could earn one life in prison. My girl friend and I have always been extra careful. We’ve never had the conversation about Public Displays of Affection (PDA) because for us, PDA is not an option. It’s an unwritten rule that we are not allowed […]
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Getting It Right: LGBT women and HIV/AIDS

By Tatenda Muranda Post-colonial Africa has become an exciting space for LGBT activism because of the vast possibilities for change. Within the African regional human rights system there is no explicit recognition of the right to non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation but this has not stopped African LGBT movements from making headway in […]
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Hidden Love

By Priscilla   My name is Priscilla. I grew up in a small town called Elliotdale. In Elliotdale people lived off farming and the cultivation of livestock. Everybody had their own way of making sure that they got the best mielies, pumpkins, peas, onions and other vegetables. The people there would prepare samp (isingqusho) and […]
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The Price of Love

by Ayanda If love was money how would you spend it? If love was a jewel which one would it be? If love was fashion how would you design it? If love was a gender what identity would we give it? If love was a beverage which one would quench one’s thirst? If love was […]
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