Category Archives: Archived memories

2018 Oct. 25: Somnyama Ngonyama

To name ourselves rather than be named, we must first see ourselves – Lorraine O’grady When thinking portraiture, Somnyama Ngonyama is a persistent point of reference. When questioning notions of self-identification, I refer back to this haunting work as though … Continue reading

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2016 Oct. 11: When you fail I fail too…

You are a blessing to me since the day I conceived Since the day I open my two legs to catch you So you might not fall down or get cold You Stretch my belly to make yourself a ground to … Continue reading

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2016 Aug. 3: Erection elections

Text and photos by Lebo Mashifane I was awoken by a phone call from my grandmother asking me if I am going to cast my vote. Indifferent with the elections, I answered “yes” just to make my old Lady happy. … Continue reading

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2016 Aug. 9: Look back and go forward

by Mbali Zulu Look back and go forward. Looking at the picture of the group I am forced to look back and go forward. What is it that I am looking back at? What is it that I am going … Continue reading

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2016 July 28: See Me…

Text by Lindiwe Dhlamini Photos by Luyanda Mthembu Often in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Asexual, Queer + (LGBTIAQ+) community we have a tendency not to acknowledge one another. We tend to invisibilize one another without thinking twice about … Continue reading

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Mina/ Meg – I was there

Text by Levinia Pienaar Photos by Lindeka Qampi I was fortunate enough to attend the opening of Mina/Meg, a feminist, artist, activist and queer exhibition. This ground breaking event took place at the Kulturhistorisk Museum in Oslo, Norway on Saturday … Continue reading

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2016 June 10: Contains Explicit content for good knowledge Aluta Continua

by Tinashe Wakapila I always imagined the liberation of coming out when I was in the closet. The times I came out I felt a burden lift off my chest and weight off my shoulders. That feeling lasted only for a … Continue reading

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