The (Wo)menstrual Cycle

By Mantis I was born female. At 3.46kg I was said to be normal and able to live my life to the fullest. My life was predicted to end after at least 85 glorious years on this earthly plane by the nurse. Simple mathematics was applied to a life said to be normal. My life […]
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Who in the queer is Lungile

By Lara Gemini Poet “I am the Gemini, I speak melodies IN TONGUES! I am the commander of light, the orchestrator of rhymes! I make…..music.” I am in my mid 20s, not old but vintage and crispy. I’ve been a poet from as long as I could speak sense. I am also a writer and performing […]
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Subjected Sexuality

By Thulie Love I have always wondered what would happen if I was a human being, no gender, no sexuality and no identity. Just a human being who loved other humans and that’s it. I wondered what it would be like if we all had one skin tone, one race and one voice… I end up getting […]
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Speak Out About Hiv + AIDS

In sub-Saharan Africa, women constitute 58 percent of all people living with HIV and AIDS. The Truth is if you aren’t infected with HIV/AIDS you are affected by it. HOLAA! is asking you to share your experiences and observations about LGBTQI women and HIV/AIDS in Africa. The rumour amongst Queer Women is that “all this […]
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I’m That Girl

By Metaphorical Pearl I’m that chick with the slow smile riding the shopping cart down the supermarket aisle, tipping things on the floor and leaving them in a pile. I’m that chick with her locks hanging loose whose friends can’t introduce to new people without first making some kind of excuse because they say I’m […]
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Once Upon A Time

By GayKindaLove At the peak of that luminous day The angry sun presented her discoveries to whoever dared to lend an ear Her nemesis was to be tormented to lifelessness, she anticipated. The sun finally uncovered the secrets of the dark, she boasted. Fruitlessly she spoke of how the night relied on the moon to […]
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Sensation…

By Christie FossilSoul van Zyl Countless rounds of oscillating movement, yet different sensation… Manouvres that titillate the senses, leaving one defenseless; Now stripped naked to the core with nothing to hide, just the soul to expose… Lead to this state of no arsenal, by rhythmic passion, that starts at the warmth of tender lips, a […]
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