Category Archives: Being

2015 Aug. 19: Time really flies when you are having fun

by Mlu Msomi & Sekara Mafisa We had big plans for our golden anniversary this year. But time just flew, before we knew it the day had arrived. We had a beautiful garden winter sunset wedding at the Val Verde … Continue reading

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2015 Aug. 2: Untitled

I bring nothing but shame to the family Dear parents, those are your words Community, society and religion clouds your judgment towards me, why do they matter?. Look beyond shame and regret then you’ll see I am a loving, caring … Continue reading

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2015 July 10: How it all started

by Sharon “Sicka” Mthunzi It all started with a ‘selfie’ captured using my cell phone. I remember I used to look in the mirror with a phone on my left hand, and take pictures of myself. Before the birth of … Continue reading

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2015 April 20: My best experience in New York

by Terra Dick On Friday, April 17 I received an SMS from Zanele Muholi that I must call Baba Zenzi and Mam’ Magesh Zungu about our New York trip the following day. I called them and arranged to meet at … Continue reading

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2015 Feb. 13: From Johannesburg to Oslo

Photo Album by Nontuthuzelo Mduba, Themba Vilakazi and Zanele Muholi   2015 Feb. 10:  Shaz aka “Sicka Starban” Mthunzi was lucky enough to be accompanied by her family to the airport. Her mother is standing on the far left (wearing … 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. 28: Javas & Mashadi’s pre wedding lunch

Where:  Mike’s Kitchen in Alberton With who:  Inkanyiso crew & Friends Camera used:  Canon 600D     Sisters with style… lead by Zandile Makhubu in front with blue top… Our lovely couple, Javas & Mashadi Ndlovu to get married in … Continue reading

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