Monthly Archives: January 2015

2015 Jan. 18: “The millennium” lesbian life wasn’t “simple”

FACES AND PHASES (2006-14) Review by Nthabiseng Stoffel The title for me brought great expectation and curiosity. I thought the faces will have more stories/phases of what they had to go through as black lesbian women. Paging through the book … Continue reading

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2015 Jan.20: Year 2014 was not all great

by Shaz “Sicka” Mthunzi Year 2014 A great year has passed, 2014 was a very productive year for me. When it (year) began I wrote down a few goals I wanted to achieve and to my surprise, I achieved them and … Continue reading

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2015 Jan. 21: A “word porn star’s” heart is captured by some pieces

Book review by Lonwabo Mlabatheki The first time I read about the book was on the net and that’s when I told myself, this book is a must have. Not knowing it captured photographs of faces I was familiar with and of people … Continue reading

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2015 Jan.17: My Durban virgin- ity breaks

by Lebo Mashifane Woz’ eDurban (Come to Durban) Ukuhamba wukubona meaning “To explore is to experience”. The 2014 festive season was quite memorable as opposed to 2013 December holidays. Just like the first climax (orgasm), it was quite a revelation … Continue reading

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2015 Jan. 16: Non/Believers of New Year’s resolutions

Interviews by Lebo ‘Leptie’ Phume For years now I’ve been jotting down my new years resolutions and not even once have I followed them. I now find it useless for me to waste my time and write them down knowing very well … Continue reading

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2015 Jan.15: Committed Union… 6 months later

by Vuyisile Shabalala Our journey as a committed couple planning our wedding has come into being. Being engaged to a person like Happy Mchunu makes it easy. She fulfils me and completes my entire existence. Compromises and understanding plays a huge … Continue reading

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2015 Jan. 5: An ally shares her perspective

Book Review When I started reading the book I had already received a review from my cousin. At first it was hard not to look and read it using the glasses that she provided. My wish was to read it … Continue reading

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2014 Dec.23: Two days before Christmas in Mafikeng

On this day we hired a car and drove to Mafikeng, North West to introduce the Faces and Phases (2006 -2014) book to some of the participants featuring in it and their friends. We also met new possible participants. The … Continue reading

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2015 Jan. 4: Exploring my femininity as a butch

by Siba Nkumbi I have always been bad with colors, today isn’t any different. I have decided to wear a dress, my partner’s dress (I do not own any dresses), it’s kind of an orange nice little number. It started … Continue reading

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2015 Jan. 3: I dropped out of the closet many times

“It is a story about my coming out, its more significant than any part of my life history” Being who I am should not compromise who you are. The road to coming out was not easy. I was born in … Continue reading

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