An Aggressive Apology

By Lyricnotic/ @lyricnotic *Trigger warning: sexual violence I looked up at your reflection in the mirror as you walked towards me and stopped a few meters away. I couldn’t help the rage and hurt that was evident in my gaze as our eyes met. You lifted your hand to stroke my shoulder; to rub over […]
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One Night Stands

by Alexis Teyie/ @alexteyie Somehow I had convinced myself that one night stands must be life-affirming. That they were proof of youth. That they were a necessary rite of passage. That they were the weapon of open and independent women. I wanted to be alive, to be young, to be open and independent. I wanted to […]
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A Story Of Love

By Waruiru/ @waruish It has been 5 days, 4 nights, 7 hours and 27 no, 28 minutes since I really looked at you. With every BBM and every WhatsApp message the excitement grows more and more. I cannot wait to taste your lips, to look into your eyes through your crooked glasses, to hug you […]
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Be, for the moment.

By Blazing Empress/ @BlazingEmpress/ Blazing Empress Facebook and Tumblr Guard your heart, but remember to let the occasional visitor spend a night or three. In the beginning of a relationship I am always inspired to write. But as we get to know each other and we become more comfortable saying things around each other, my mouth […]
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Mama Owami

By Untapped To the one that slipped away when my heart thought it had found a resting place. Its two weeks now since you walked away. 7 days away from Valentine. 15 days away from our 3 months anniversary. 20 days away from your birthday. Every hour, your countenance floats in my eyes, a smile […]
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Pap Smear, Oh Dear!

By Nadine/ @oldladypants Very few things embarrass me. In fact the last time I was embarrassed was when I was 19 and at my uncle’s 60th birthday I decided to go and see if my friends were there to pick me up.The prayers were happening and as I sauntered out on my club heels, I slipped […]
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Warriors

By Thato Chuma There are women Who have let truth fill their mouths like sunrise Women Who have built homes in broken wombs To mend what is lost They are daughters Of storms Of the burning wind Of a healing they have kept under their skirts Under their tongues These are women Who have danced to […]
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