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 […]
[slideshow] For our first event on the 9th of August (women’s day in South Africa) we decided to celebrate women in style. What better way to celebrate the women of 56 by giving the women of 2012 a platform to express their creative voices. Visit the HOLAA Facebook Page Follow the site on twitter
By Coco-Only Khumalo I’m an African woman My weave and mascara don’t define me I am born of the dark and rich soil of The Continent
By Kagure ‘A dude can do more than she can. A dude can give you head plus the real thing a female can give you head and a dildo only you see that’s a limitation. don’t you think the other team does not offer much as our team. We don’t want to lose a beautiful […]
By Dee Close Last night I argued about sexuality, or rather the complexity of sexuality. Trying to put forth that nothing is fluid or linear and depending on a person, sexuality can be akin to the strength of a lattice with thousands of connections. Adversely, to another, sexuality crumbles under duress, just like the human […]
By Kagure Dear Family, This is one of those letters. Where you don’t know where to start because you’re scared that to start this will spell the end of something else. Normalcy for one. The way you view me for another.
By Kagure I witnessed fear. Not the heart pounding gut wrenching, ‘the serial killer is inside the house’ type fear but something far deeper.
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 […]
By Nthabiseng I’d like to think that it’s because I have not been on this earth long enough, it at least leaves room for a possible future encounter with such individuals so I will not say never but in the years that I’ve lived and the people that I’ve met, I have not yet come […]