Category Archives: Creative writer

2014 Oct. 27: Untitled

Staring at a blank page Thinking of scenarios to fill it This life is too bitter for words Too real for smiles Words seems too simple to describe the soul within Withdrawn, weird and strange. If only this pen could … Continue reading

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2014 Aug.9: My name is Woman

  My name is woman…My name is woman who loves womenI am created in the image of humanSeek I not in hell nor heaven for I exist only in the midstof the haves and the have notsof the world… To … Continue reading

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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 26: The luxury was on another level at the 2014 Design Indaba

  Five months later… by Yaya Mavundla How often does a black transwoman from the rural areas get to meet Victoria Beckham in person; have breakfast in the same restaurant with Carlos Santana, fly around Cape Town in a helicopter? … Continue reading

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2014 May 26: I found myself at 22

  My name is Abongile Matyila. Abongile is a Xhosa name which means to be grateful. My uncle gave me that name. I’m a 22 year old Bachelor of Arts (BA) student studying at the University of Fort Hare, East London … Continue reading

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2014 March 20: Black lesbian denied Schengen visa by German Embassy

      “For reasons unknown” Lungile Dladla, a South African lesbian, activist and participant in the world acclaimed Faces and Phases portraiture series by 2013 Prince Claus Laureate, Zanele Muholi, has been denied a visa to travel to Berlin, … Continue reading

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2014 Feb.28: Isiphiwo Sami

This short documentary is an exploration of Black Queers in SA (Beauties)… Queerizing Public Spaces. Produced in Durban in 2013, an exchange between black trans/ femme gay identifying persons from Durban and Johannesburg. Continuous documentation of Inkanyiso Productions celebrating our … Continue reading

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