Public Pride. Private Shame.

HOLAA, Johburg Peoples Pride
By Lerato We walked through Hillbrow. The sun, a merciless reminder of the harsh reality of our existence. We were defiant. Some of us more tired than defiant, but relentless. Nevertheless. It took a lot for this march to come together. The organisers of the Johannesburg People’s Pride (JPP) had their fair share of gremlins, […]
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The Death That Is You

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By Ashes  *Trigger warning: sexual assault, self harm You are the death of me. If I had another opportunity to love you again I would do so without any hesitation or fear. I would love you despite the nagging feeling that all was not well, I would love you more than maintaining a healthy bank […]
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HOLAA Loves: Zanele Muholi’s Somnyama Ngonyama Exhibit

We decided to get some art and culture in our lives and went to the Zanele Muholi (@MuholiZanele) Somnyama Ngonyama exhibit in Johannesburg. Her long legacy of photography continued in this exhibt she presents black and white self-portraits taken while travelling in South Africa, America and Europe, Somnyama Ngonyama (meaning ‘Hail, the Dark Lioness’) confronts the […]
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Let’s talk ‘Labels’

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By Audi / @soniaaudi1 There is a lot to me. I stand for the Punk ideals of Anarchy and direct action, but there are days when I think a little Hippie flower power would not hurt. I’m head over heels in love with androgynous bodies, yet I cannot decide whether or not I love femininity […]
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