I’m That Girl

By Metaphorical Pearl I’m that chick with the slow smile riding the shopping cart down the supermarket aisle, tipping things on the floor and leaving them in a pile. I’m that chick with her locks hanging loose whose friends can’t introduce to new people without first making some kind of excuse because they say I’m […]
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HOLAA! Loves: SEXPO

The SEXPO was freaky. The SEXPO was durrrrtyyyy. The SEXPO was fabulous. Despite being geared towards the male species there were a few  somethings for the ladies including a number of strip shows, a ladies lounge and the Pharaohs Fantasy Club which sought to allow ladies to explore their sexuality. The biggest coup for women […]
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HOLAA Loves: Pride 2013 (Cape Town)

Pride 2013 was, as ever, a beautiful scene of colours, music, dancing, marching and of course topless white men. This year’s Pride theme was Stand Up and be Counted and there were so many beautiful people (see: women) out there to celebrate pride.  It was good to see something other than the usual assless chaps […]
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Sthandwa sami

By Yrsa Daley-Ward In the early hours of this morning it was far too hot for anyone to sleep. You told me I was strange and kissed me sunk your teeth into my soft bottom lip twice. So hard I thought you drew blood. I keep getting the scary feeling that if you look at […]
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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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