Beneath The Bruises

Siphumeze Khundayi, Ithongo Musings, Queer, QWOC, same sex abuse, #QueeringTheCloak
By Nyar Afrika Beneath the bruises is a woman healing Discovering herself Finding a voice. Letting go of her fears Being reborn a new. Learning to say no.   Beneath the bruises is a woman standing up for herself. She is speaking out because she is tired Tired of being the victim. She wants to […]
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Show Stopper (Poetry)

By yllw.sunflwer It’s not the way she feels on my skin when she approaches me And it definitely isn’t the way she rolls the letters of my name on her tongue. It’s the way she makes her entrance Because you don’t just come here and arrive You grace us with your presence. It is the way […]
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DayBreak (poetry)

HOLAA, HOLAAfrica, Posts, Queer, Africa, Ithongomusings, Photography, LGBTIQ, Queer Women of colour,
By Joyfrida Anindo As the day draws to an end, I feel the air become dense, The dark brings with it shadows on my walls, Sometimes they change shapes, Sometimes they speak to me, I have learned to block their whispers out, But sometimes I get curious, Especially when my day was grey, I must […]
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Of Giants among Men (Poetry)

By MampuruLebo Some of us are giants living under pitiful shades We are amused by being safe; half skin in the sun and half shaded by our fears We run nervously from the big dreams that would stand too wide above our heads Lest there be no room for the dreams that come back home […]
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