I am tired of bad sex

HOLAAfrica, HOLAA
By Ruby Woo I am tired of bad sex. Now don’t get me wrong: throughout my twenties, I have had some of the most adventurous and thrilling sexual experiences . But this period also came with some very awkward, uncomfortable and downright dis-pleasurable sexual encounters. And unfortunately, for many women dating cisgender straight men, this […]
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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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Journal d’une Ghanéenne Queer : une découverte de soi et de l’amour [Diary of a Queer Ghanaian : finding myself and love]

African Sexualities, African Queer Women, LGBTI
par BOATENG BOATENG (traduction par Homosenegalensis) J’ai grandi sans jamais vraiment me poser de question sur la sexualité. Petite, j’étais assez potelée et quelque chose me dit que si j’avais été exposée à ma sexualité plus tôt, je ne me serais jamais laissée aller de la sorte. Voyez-vous, je suis la seule fille de la famille, […]
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Letter to my Queer Self

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*Trigger warning: suicide Dear Self, Today, I want to take the time to acknowledge the emotionally eventful three months you had to endure at the expense of my experiences and decisions. ‘Emotionally eventful’ is an expression I feel describes the past three months perfectly. They have been filled with laughter, joy, at times, but mostly, […]
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“We do not want her kind here” – Finding queer belonging in a Ghanaian immigrant community

By Anima Adjepong / @amankrado “Is this one of your daughter’s friends?” I overheard a woman I did not know ask in a language I only vaguely understand. To the woman’s relief, her interlocutor, let’s call her Auntie Ama, responded no. “Good, because we do not want her kind here,” she said. This exchange was […]
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