Africa: Are we really just Super Gay?

By Kagure Mugo ‘Homosexuality is wrong because society is in uproar about it.’ That was the reason given. I took issue with this for two reasons. Number one.  Slavery, colonialism, racism, capital punishment, war, nuclear bombs, degradation of the environment, capitalism. Humanity does not have a good track record of deciphering right and wrong. Number […]
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That ill fated night

By Abimbola This is a remembrance of an ill-fated night; a night of humiliation at the cold hands of law enforcement agents, a night never to be relived, a night of fear and abuse. My girlfriend and I had an argument a week before that night. She had called me up earlier and insisted we […]
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Music brings memories

By Siya Mcuta The sound of a guitar shook me so deeply that I felt myself tremble. As I allowed the music to take over and filter through my body I felt scared. Like it was happening all over again… I became a victim ,again. When the chords filled my ears they took me back, […]
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The Life of Grace

By RobotMonkeyA++ Childhood Even as a young child, Grace was attracted to boys, and by the time puberty hit, they were on her mind all the time. She would secretly spy on her brother and his friends while they were swimming, experiencing a longing she just couldn’t quite understand. But by then, she already knew […]
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Love

By Yolanda S. I am a lover and not a fighter. I love love and enjoy being in love. I believe in the true elements and fundamentals of love and respect the fact that one should not “admit impediments as love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover […]
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That’s not ok. Ok?

By Siphu Patriarchal norms permeate all aspects of our lives. You walk out of your door and are reminded that you are not a man. Regardless of what you are wearing you will be accosted by the male gaze stripping you bare with their eyes. “Ekse baby, come here come”…if you are liked. The unfortunate […]
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