Category Archives: Black Lesbian Graduate

2014 July 26: What I want as a black lesbian youth

My name is Lebogang Mashifane, I’m 25 years old and I live with my mother in Kwa-Thema, east of Gauteng, South Africa. I have recently relocated from Cape Town, South Africa. I hold a Diploma in Multimedia Technology from CPUT … Continue reading

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2014 July 19: Paris post cards from Cite Des Arts

Birthday self portraits by Zanele Muholi …@Cite Des Arts in Paris. In commemoration of my late mother, Bester Muholi who gave birth to me and endured the constraints of birthing.           more photos to be included … Continue reading

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2014 March 13: SA Black Lesbian invades San Francisco

… that is Selaelo ‘Sly’ Mannya sharing knowledge with Lyric SF LGBT Youth. Last night I met a group of students ranging between ages 14 to 18. They are part of a collective called The Lyric SF Youth , which … Continue reading

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2013 Nov. 11: Researching Resilience

  A journey of research on Black lesbians in South Africa and finding hope by Bridget Ngcobo In January of 2012 I ventured to Katlehong, a township in Johannesburg to conduct ethnographic research on Black South African lesbian activism, with … Continue reading

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2013 Oct. 16: I am a beautiful young dyke, a woman lover

Oyama Mbopa is a freelance artist who specialises in acting, dancing, singing as well as stunt performance.  She was born in the Eastern Cape in November of 1981 and grew up with her mother and three siblings. She is a … Continue reading

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