Exactly a year ago now, I joined the Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW), activists and allies to celebrate the 10th anniversary.
FEW is the black lesbian organisation that Donna Smith and I conceptualized in 2002 at a garage we called a home at # 7 Panther Street, Kensington, Johannesburg.
The event was held at the Women’s Gaol, Braamfontein, Johannesburg on the 4th Aug. 2012.
No one knew that a black lesbian organisation will live that long. It is with great pleasure to share the photos of those who were present.
It is a pity that those who were there at the forefront of the FEW were not present due to commitments or were not informed.
As we head towards 20 Years of Democracy, I’d like to share we many of how we started FEW and why.
Allow me to take this opportunity and express my gratitude to all those who were involved and also the current staff members who are pushing it today.
On the 27th January 2013, FEW celebrated her 11th birthday.
May FEW live longer and see 20 more years to come.
Article, transcript to follow…
If you know any person in these photos or remember what was said, kindly share with us.
Photos by Zanele Muholi (4th Aug. 2012)
I know Bontle and Surprise, I know Dikeledi, and Nqobile Zungu. From the above pictures.
Cha bahle obhuti no cc la ngaphandle. HBD FEW akuvamile nokho ukuthi I organisation yaloluhlobo ihlale isikhathi eside so
It was good to be there and we spoke about awareness and things that affect us as lesbian woman.
On this day ideas flowed on how as a community we could ensure our safety and get our government to heed our calls for protection and also ideas on how our rights will come to life from the pages of the Constitution into our everyday lives.
Congratulations to the amazing women at FEW on the 10th anniversary. You inspire us all. Aluta continua for gender justice
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