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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RIDDLE: LBGTQI (S)?

By Tatenda  Not Lesbian: I’m attracted to and desire women, but not exclusively. Not Heterosexual: I date men, but not exclusively. Not Bisexual: I don’t subscribe to the gender binary. Not Pansexual: I can’t say that I am something that I do not fully understand or practise. ——————— Me: So what am I? Bigot: A slut! Me: Queer isn’t it?
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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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