The (Wo)menstrual Cycle

By Mantis I was born female. At 3.46kg I was said to be normal and able to live my life to the fullest. My life was predicted to end after at least 85 glorious years on this earthly plane by the nurse. Simple mathematics was applied to a life said to be normal. My life […]
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Speak Out About Hiv + AIDS

In sub-Saharan Africa, women constitute 58 percent of all people living with HIV and AIDS. The Truth is if you aren’t infected with HIV/AIDS you are affected by it. HOLAA! is asking you to share your experiences and observations about LGBTQI women and HIV/AIDS in Africa. The rumour amongst Queer Women is that “all this […]
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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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In My Own

By Qat  They say ‘She is’ Argue ‘Naaah, I think’ She asks ‘Who you be?’ You shrug and stare, As you wait for me to mumble In this secret silence Nothing you can bear! You don’t know me I define ‘me’ best Acting in the light Creating in the dark A passionate lover all year […]
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Dare to Call Me Lesbian

By Lame I love the word Lesbian. It rolls of my tongue so smoothly and lands gently into the ear of the next person. ‘Lesssbian.’ It sounds like a whisper. A sexy secret that makes you blush and giggle. I love the word lesbian! From the moment I knew I was a lesbian, I told […]
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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! brings you: The Season of Love

HERE GOES AFRO-QUEER NATION! The time has come (once again) when we are asking you to pick up your pens, pencils, paintbrushes and PCs and get inspired to create for us! Valentines month is drawing ever so near (like the glacier that collided with the Titanic for all those single folks out there) and while […]
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Things I like about her

by Lara Gemini Poet She is a fireproof vest that Lucifer has gone to therapy for She burnt his hands when he tried to touch her, I could have told him she hates being spanked but that dude just doesn’t listen and these are the things I like about her… Her mind is almost paranormal […]
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