Pride 2013 was, as ever, a beautiful scene of colours, music, dancing, marching and of course topless white men. This year’s Pride theme was Stand Up and be Counted and there were so many beautiful people (see: women) out there to celebrate pride. It was good to see something other than the usual assless chaps […]
By Njoki “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” – Paul, In the Letter to the Galatians (Chapter 5 Verse 1.) On the 14th of Feburary Hon. William Ruto, Member of Parliament for Eldoret North constituency, called […]
By Neema The moonlight was just right against the ocean, My baby was right next to me. We breathed at the same pace, in unison and understanding. No words needed to be spoken. As our hands intertwined our minds became one… The heavens smiled, the stars danced. The Gods knew, they whispered in my ear; “Child […]
By Yrsa I Because she, like you, was raised on the hard side of life and when this giant of a woman folds all of herself into you so small at night you want to keep her for good – safe from all that was and ever will be. You want to take her away […]
By Thandeka My grandmother was blind, she lost her sight shortly after her husband’s death – my mother (my grandmother’s middle child) was around 6 years of age and her last-born was just an infant. She never knew what any of her five children grew to look like after that and never laid eyes on […]
By Blacqueer I keep thinking of ways to give back. To pause, look around me and find moments to say “thank you”. However I keep finding that (because the struggle is so real and so constant and so isolating and so communal) I always have an excuse not to pause and I never have the […]
By Stephanie Losing them inhibitions, getting naked with the lights on and singing one of those cheesy love songs. Tattooing that long name onto parts of myself that I’ve always kept on lock down down down…
"What do women do in bed? Doesn't it get boring?’ Senseless questions that need a sensual answer.
How can you not quiver when you think of all the things a woman can do?
How can you not want to spend that extra moment of longing whilst you think and imagine of the tastes and sounds and visuals that come with two women clutching, writhing, moaning, scratching, bonding…coming.
By Lame We had dinner. It was my birthday and such a delightful evening I laughed at everything she said and gleamed as much as the twinkle in her eyes. Watching her was the only thing I wanted to do. She was my fascination and I know she enjoyed the fact. I didn’t eat much. […]
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 […]