A Love note to Zan

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‘Personal is poison. Personal distracts, invites relationships. Let me be no one. Unheard, unseen, unpraised and unloved.’ -Tim Cooper This quote used to be my everyday mantra up until I met her. Zan. Even from afar, she was radiant. Amongst a crowd of women, she was the only one that stood out to me. She […]
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Letter to my Queer Self

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*Trigger warning: suicide Dear Self, Today, I want to take the time to acknowledge the emotionally eventful three months you had to endure at the expense of my experiences and decisions. ‘Emotionally eventful’ is an expression I feel describes the past three months perfectly. They have been filled with laughter, joy, at times, but mostly, […]
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Shame

By Kũi If we were to end, would you be ashamed to say you had loved a woman? Will you speak about us in hushed tones Will I be euphemistically referred to as ‘a friend’, Will you speak about us? If they ask what you were before, And you need to communicate growth that came […]
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Chipochedu

By Dzivaramazwi/ @dzivaramazwi It was way past seven in the evening and The girl was a bundle of irascible nerves as she sat at the edge of the doorstep, her gaze intent on the road that lay beyond the fenced gate. Mhama is never this late, she whispered to herself again and sighed. Sisi Geti, […]
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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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The memory of her

By Untapped I have heard there’s a secret place where you keep your feelings hidden under honey jars to keep them sweet. I have heard that if the jars are ripped open, eternal love will over flow from streams in your heart, to water all the dried paths that you fear to walk on. A […]
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Selfish

By Icess Floyd I’m looking to see if I missed something. If I forgot something. I know time is ticking, so before you go I have these words to say because this love that will never go away. Even if you don’t think I’m right for you and we’re not meant to be, this deep […]
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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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