Category Archives: Claiming mainstream spaces

2017 Sept. 11: ‘Brave Beauties’ Cape Town Chapter

by Zama Shange On August  22, 2017 at 12h30, I received a WhatsApp text from Zanele Muholi: “Would you consider joining us for the Cape Town show to open on 31/08/17”. Needless to say I was stunned, and for a … Continue reading

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2016 Feb. 4: Intwaso yase Market Photo Workshop

by Sicka ‘Shaz’ Mthunzi   I grew each day and everyday and I’m growing through transitioning in different art forms. Viewing the world through the ‘EYE’ is a very interesting and very ‘eye opening’ to how the world functions. The … Continue reading

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2015 June 28: My 2015 Durban June Pride

by Tinashe Wakapila It was a very wonderful day on the 26th of June. The reason for my joy is because it was a day before pride. I had visitors who travelled from other provinces. They are friends that I … Continue reading

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2015 April 27: The best of Ibhayi LGBTI Pride

Texts and photos by Londeka ‘Siba’ Dlamini LGBTI community from various areas of Port Elizabeth gathered at Eyethu sports bar in Zwide to say no to homophobia and all the hate crimes affecting the society. The iBhayi LGBTI festival took … 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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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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2014 Dec. 13: Faces and Phases invokes memories

Book Review by Kopano Sibeko “I used to be lesbian, but now my final words are on a tombstone, because he showed me the power of a man. I could never love that, so I killed myself because I knew … Continue reading

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