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Friends and lovers

Friends and lovers

When Nqobani danced it was like watching a tigress hunt, grace and rhythm oozed from her very nimble body. She had the legs of a masai hunter, toned, long and lean. Every woman in her class wanted a slice of her incredibly delectable body but […]

Africa Rising

Africa Rising

There is a deep love for Africa in the soul. Potholes, dusty pavements, rich soils. The sun comes down happy and joyous on this beautiful continent. I can try and explain the passion for this dear land, But mostly I just feel her…in my gut. […]

The tin woman has a heart

The tin woman has a heart

To all the faces I brace, Against…smile an armour, I use…like a talisman. It is easier to speak of the height of the sun, Than delve into the tin to find soft tissue. It is lighter to talk of the dust that impersonates sand, Than […]

A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 35

A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 35

‘It’s open,’ Eve shouted from the bathroom at Danai’s persistent knocking. ‘In here…’ She shouted when she heard Danai’s footsteps in the mini kitchen, ‘lock the door after you yea?’ ‘OK…’ Danai said, only loud enough for no one in particular. She pushed the door […]

A Day in an African Lesbian’s Life 4

A Day in an African Lesbian’s Life 4

There was another inbox for Eve from Nto the next day. She wanted to know where Eve was from and asked how come she had a name like that. Eve hadn’t heard from Azania in two days and wasn’t in the best of moods so […]

The Wildness

The Wildness

PODCAST BY TWO QUEER AFRICAN GIRLS A podcast by two African Girls just trying to get through life. This podcast tackles everything from keeping the sex spicy to keeping your job, from monogamy to Mondays, from giving head to giving a damn about politics. The […]

Safe sex and pleasure manual (English)

Safe sex and pleasure manual (English)

Safe sex and pleasure manual (English): This manual covers a whole host of topics including safe sex between women, taking care of sex toys,  and even has a few erotica stories. Download the entire thing here.

Emergence, an Artistic Journal of Women and Gender non-conforming Africans

Emergence, an Artistic Journal of Women and Gender non-conforming Africans

Editorial from HOLAA! Women have a lot of interesting stories. So many cool, sad, sexy, funny and strange stories. Stories that inspire and stories that make you shake your head and roll your eyes. Stories that turn you on or make you want to turn […]

Holaa!

Holaa!

…over good wine and good conversation between three friends. Looking online, we realised there was very little for the African queer woman and her experience and so a Hub of Loving Action in Africa (HOLAA!) was born. What started as a small blog written by […]

She wears her poverty

She wears her poverty

She wears her poverty like a cloak Licence to speak Freedom to be A freak To get 3rd helpings and chew them loudly Daring anyone present, to object She will hit you with her shack In the informal settlement A reminder of all the ways […]

UNomalanga And The Witch

UNomalanga And The Witch

UNomalanga And The Witch is one of my favourite short films. Partly because I love the two women who star in it but also because there is so much depth and complexity crammed into such a short piece of art. The chemistry between the Mmabatho […]

Pink Shorts

Pink Shorts

Pink Shorts – Season 1 The Pink Shorts series is created by StraightUp Media which is a beautiful coming together of 5 Black Womxn, giving a different voice to the industry and hopefully, steadily breaking down barriers as they go. The Pink Shorts are StraightUp […]

Proud of Myself

Proud of Myself

So today Ben asked me how we do it. I swear if someone asks me that question again I will commit murder. They were all standing there waiting for my answer and then Khosi, with all the smartness of an ass threw in another one, […]

Happiness is a Four Letter Word

Happiness is a Four Letter Word

So here are my thoughts on the movie: Happiness is a 4 letter word. The build up: So we made a night of it – kinda like a late Valentines Day thing; had a nice chilled dinner surrounded by the warm twinkly Johannesburg night before […]

My War

My War

I am always present in the world. It’s a conscious decision not to partake in the communion of souls. I like to watch.. from the sidelines, sometimes. I am present in the atmosphere, My breath joins others, creating life with the sun. I am as […]