What is ecstasy?

By Martians Alive To taste that sweet upon sweet; candy syrupiness; honey succulent; sickly-sweetness, when my penchant for kisses slowly caressing your chocolate skin conquers my being. To feel that quiver as it runs through your perfect body when my slender finger grazes your skin, As my strong tongue torments your nipples in my mouth […]
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HOLAA Loves: Proudly Malawian (Anthology of malawian queer women’s stories)

By HOLAA ed A book full of the stories of Malawaian lesbian and gender non-conforming individuals. What could be better than that? The anthology has been described as: ‘a  ground-breaking collection brings together the life stories of eleven lesbian, bisexual and gender-nonconforming Malawians. Told in the contributors’ own words, these powerful narratives shed light on a […]
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She keeps me warm

Love, Poetry, HOLAAfrica
By Atieno Sylvia Fingers interlocked with mine, Heart seemed to breathe out a sigh. I doubt I’d ever been this happy before. Few words spoken, But our hearts beat as one. I turn to look at the one I want to spend a lifetime with. My love. My life. *leave a comment on the post, […]
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Public Pride. Private Shame.

HOLAA, Johburg Peoples Pride
By Lerato We walked through Hillbrow. The sun, a merciless reminder of the harsh reality of our existence. We were defiant. Some of us more tired than defiant, but relentless. Nevertheless. It took a lot for this march to come together. The organisers of the Johannesburg People’s Pride (JPP) had their fair share of gremlins, […]
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A Love note to Zan

‘Personal is poison. Personal distracts, invites relationships. Let me be no one. Unheard, unseen, unpraised and unloved.’ -Tim Cooper This quote used to be my everyday mantra up until I met her. Zan. Even from afar, she was radiant. Amongst a crowd of women, she was the only one that stood out to me. She […]
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