as the moon

By Ashley Makue/ @AfroFiend There was always something curious about her. She was both a tempting night and its secretive moon. She was born before her time, in foggy winter. Her mother’s nipples itched with the bitter cold and a lurid anticipation. She was the first born of her seventeen-year-old mother and the second child of […]
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Socio-sexual anxiety

By Fayth/ @faythnw “Women in this culture live with sexual fear like an extra skin. Each of us wears it differently depending on our race, class, sexual preference and community, but from birth we have all been taught our lessons well. Sexuality is dangerous. It is frightening, unexplored, and threatening… Many of us become feminists because of […]
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HOLAA Loves: IDAHOT 2015 in Lesotho

By Lineo Segoete/ @Lineothefeline Photo credits: Lineo Segoete It’s a gorgeous warm Saturday. Cars are slowly slithering down a narrow main road which leads from our national stadium, slices through a taxi rank teeming with people and then connects to a freeway that makes its way past the Central Bank of Lesotho. A bright and colourful […]
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Statement on decision of the African Commission On Human And Peoples’ Rights To Grant Observer Status To The Coalition Of African Lesbians

Published on Friday, 25 April 2015 Banjul, Gambia The Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) congratulates the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (The African Commission) for their decision to grant CAL Observer Status at the Commission today, 25 April 2015. The decision follows the submission of a new application by the Coalition of African […]
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