Under My Shadow

By Auqmy Have you ever wondered how it would be like to visit your for christmas, winter breaks, holidays and sit down to have those ‘girl talks’? The kind where you open up and talk about everything – including relationships; by relationships I am referring to chats about boys, although in my case it’s a […]
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When the assailant is one of us

By Clear Peaceful Mind *trigger warning: sexual assault  Rape. For most women, this is one of the scariest words in any language. When your mother warned, “You could have been murdered, or worse!”, rape was and still is the unspoken “worse.” All over the world, rape is the most common violent crime ever committed – by […]
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Getting Bi.

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By Tshegofatso I guess I’ve always identified as Bisexual. Before I even knew that such a label existed I was attracted to both boys and girls and it wasn’t an issue for me. In my eyes I liked who I liked and I felt no need to tell anyone or to explain it. The first sign that […]
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Your tongue

By Florence F Khaxas Your tongue likes access to different doors To cages Like identical mountain tops of the Spitzkoppe Your tongue likes Trenches deep in the naked sees, Your tongue loves nature Reaching spots only to be imagined, In this wild jungle we all have ownership Over….individually I love your tongue The wonders it brings […]
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HIV and ME: African LGBTI Women speak on HIV/Aids – Pt II

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 the second round of thoughts from African LGBTQI women. All responses were submitted anonymously through the HOLAA HIV/Aids submission form. We hope that by reading some of these responses you too will be encouraged […]
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Imbondipaiwo kanguva: Kumbiro yeraramo.

NaKagure Hama dzangu. Tsamba iyi ndashaya matangiro nekutya zvaingagumise. Magumo ehupenyu hwandakajaira. Magumo emaonero amunondiita. Iyi tsamba inokwanisa kupiringisha mararamiro edu. Mawonero amunondiita ini pachangu, nemeso enyu Iyi itsamba inesimba rokudzima ndangariro dzedu. Panzvimbo pendangariro idzi potsvetwa zvanhasi. Tsamba iyi ichasandura zvose zvandaiva Panzvimbo pazvo potsvetwa izwi rimwe; NGOCHANI Handichava kasikana kaduku kaye kaitamba mahumbwe […]
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