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Coming into my queerness: A tale of Arabic pop songs, sleeping naked, and firsts

Sex, Relationships & Love

Coming into my queerness: A tale of Arabic pop songs, sleeping naked, and firsts

By Jaha I was ten when we got our first satellite dish. As those were heavily sanctioned by…

Why Your Relationship Isn’t Over Just Because You Stopped Having Sex

Sex, Relationships & Love

Why Your Relationship Isn’t Over Just Because You Stopped Having Sex

Our sex lives are weird. It often comes in waves – usually no sex at the beginning of…

Summer Dungeon Nights

Politics & Lifestyle,Sex, Relationships & Love

Summer Dungeon Nights

By Coily Era “Lub dub, lub dub, lub dub.” I could hear the workings of her heart as…

Sex and curiosity: The fantasy on the other side of straight.

Sex, Relationships & Love

Sex and curiosity: The fantasy on the other side of straight.

By ‘A lover of women’ I had always found women intriguing. I did not necessarily see it as…

To girls whose thighs touch

Gender & Identity,Politics & Lifestyle

To girls whose thighs touch

Artwork by SheRoxLox By SheRoxLox/ @sheroxlox (This post was first posted in 2016 but we thought a throwback was…

Sliding into the DMs: On checking in and community care within Black feminism 

Politics & Lifestyle

Sliding into the DMs: On checking in and community care within Black feminism 

A few years ago, on the way to a conference of feminists I remember sitting at my boarding…

Exorcising the heteronormative ghost from Afropolitan futures

Love & Relationships,Politics & Lifestyle

Exorcising the heteronormative ghost from Afropolitan futures

By  Dr. Anima Adjepong Some time back, I was re-watching Nicole Amartefio’s creative show, An African City. The show follows…

Fat Gurl Culture – the truth about being a black fat femme

Politics & Lifestyle

Fat Gurl Culture – the truth about being a black fat femme

By Ntombi’Zodidi Mazana I want to start off by saying this - I use the word “gurl” instead…

Revisiting the essay ‘Homosexuality is ‘unafrican’ in pre-colonial history’

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Revisiting the essay ‘Homosexuality is ‘unafrican’ in pre-colonial history’

By Cosmic Yoruba I wrote the essay, “Homosexuality is “unAfrican” in pre-colonial history” a couple of years ago. Thanks to HOLAA!,…

‘I thought she wanted me to be a man’: getting into the world of strap-ons

Sex, Relationships & Love

‘I thought she wanted me to be a man’: getting into the world of strap-ons

By Nnenna Marcia/ @NnennaMarcia. I’d never tried a strap-on before I met her, not being one for the introduction…

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