Nompumelelo’s current research focused on women who are killed and their bodies merely lie ‘Decomposed Bitterly’ (a reference to the concept of Human Traffic). She says: ‘I use my body as subject matter. In the images shown I dig my own grave, and die for all women that are killed. This is an ongoing series. […]
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 some of the snippets African LGBTQI women gave us. All responses were submitted anonymously through the HOLAA HIV/Aids submission form We hope that by reading some of these responses you too […]
By Anelisiwe The 18th of January 2011 brought the death of my dear & loving father. The death of a part of me that I will never get back. Since then I have been a grieving daughter and every decision, action and consequence thereof has been a rendition of this identity. It is who I have […]
By Christie FossilSoul van Zyl Countless rounds of oscillating movement, yet different sensation… Manouvres that titillate the senses, leaving one defenseless; Now stripped naked to the core with nothing to hide, just the soul to expose… Lead to this state of no arsenal, by rhythmic passion, that starts at the warmth of tender lips, a […]
By HOLAA! ed. ‘Has anyone facebooked me?’ ‘I have too many brown shoes.’ ‘The milk in the fridge smells funny…’ If these are the things that you think about during sex then you may, just may have a problem in the boudoir. This must change. To quote Prince it is time to be ‘working up […]
By Blacqueer I keep thinking of ways to give back. To pause, look around me and find moments to say “thank you”. However I keep finding that (because the struggle is so real and so constant and so isolating and so communal) I always have an excuse not to pause and I never have the […]
[slideshow] Agenda celebrated 25 years of women’s voices in the academic space and the tireless work by a group of gender activists and feminists. The publication was started as a means of creating a space for the voice of women within male dominated spaces and seeks to now continue to nurture and grow the voice […]
"What do women do in bed? Doesn't it get boring?’ Senseless questions that need a sensual answer.
How can you not quiver when you think of all the things a woman can do?
How can you not want to spend that extra moment of longing whilst you think and imagine of the tastes and sounds and visuals that come with two women clutching, writhing, moaning, scratching, bonding…coming.
[slideshow] For our first event on the 9th of August (women’s day in South Africa) we decided to celebrate women in style. What better way to celebrate the women of 56 by giving the women of 2012 a platform to express their creative voices. Visit the HOLAA Facebook Page Follow the site on twitter
By Tatenda Sometimes bodies tell beautiful stories that get to us. At other times bodies confuse us, make us question ourselves and compel us to walk away or reject them. Ironically the same body never says the same thing to the same person, let alone different people. Considering that bodies never mean (or tell us) […]