Category: Politics & Lifestyle

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…

Shame Is Not A Cure: So-called conversion ‘therapy’ practices in Kenya – A look at the GALCK+ report

Politics & Lifestyle

Shame Is Not A Cure: So-called conversion ‘therapy’ practices in Kenya – A look at the GALCK+ report

Conversion Therapy. When people think about this phrase they often about some archaic practice that happened ages ago…

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’

Politics & Lifestyle

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!,…

Masculinity and Femininity: when pink panties don’t match your tuxedo

Politics & Lifestyle

Masculinity and Femininity: when pink panties don’t match your tuxedo

By Thamsanqa Scaps Zulu People who don’t understand the word ‘lesbian’ will assume I’m a man trapped in…

On being a gender outsider

Gender & Identity,Politics & Lifestyle

On being a gender outsider

By Sté The more I grow up, the less I feel... womanly. It can be a bit of…

Pre – Colonial Igboland: On Woman to Woman Marriage (Repost)

Politics & Lifestyle,Sex, Relationships & Love

Pre – Colonial Igboland: On Woman to Woman Marriage (Repost)

Nwando Achebe writes that “woman-to-woman marriage in Africa has absolutely nothing to do with homosexuality” (emphasis, hers)…and I actually agree…

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