“Let your voices be heard”

By Charmain Carrol Given an opportunity to tell my story I will talk about where I’ve been and what I have done and the remarkable people I met along my journeys. This remains in my archived memories. It was an ardent path that any other youth might have gone through without much guidance and support from […]
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Double Trouble

By Thulie Love I have always been optimistic because I have never have any reason not to be (really). It has always been like a driving force in my life and it has worked a lot of time. I admit that sometimes it didn’t but still there was always something to learn that would lead […]
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Numb

By Khanya Jack I’ve never understood the concept of being numb until today. The only constant is the lump in my throat reminding me that against all pretense things are not okay. As I firmly press my mental being to react to my current state of affairs, she looks me deadlocked in the eye and […]
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When the assailant is one of us

By Clear Peaceful Mind *trigger warning: sexual assault  Rape. For most women, this is one of the scariest words in any language. When your mother warned, “You could have been murdered, or worse!”, rape was and still is the unspoken “worse.” All over the world, rape is the most common violent crime ever committed – by […]
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HIV and ME: African LGBTI Women speak on HIV/Aids – Pt II

A moment ago we put out a call to start a conversation about how Afro-Queer Women understand, experience and deal with HIV/Aids.  Below are the second round of thoughts from African LGBTQI women. All responses were submitted anonymously through the HOLAA HIV/Aids submission form. We hope that by reading some of these responses you too will be encouraged […]
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Ouvre-moi, fais-toi plaisir, mais protège-toi ! [Unwrap me, indulge, but cover your tools!]

Voilà ce que les femmes disent pour la plupart une fois qu’elles ont appris les mythes et les faits du sexe entre lesbiennes (entre femmes). Mais c’est à travers la dure réalité que les femmes découvrent tout cela en majorité, quand elles attrapent des MST ou le VIH et le SIDA. Assez bizarrement, beaucoup pensent […]
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