Category Archives: Documenting our own lives

2016 Jan. 26: My Educational visit to Jozi Maboneng – LGBTI

by Wendy Khumalo Day 1 On arrival at Zanele Muholi’s home we already had appointments scheduled for the day. The first was with an upmarket accounting firm in Sandton; this was truly going to be an educational day. I was … 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 May 14: “I’m happy living my life the way I am”

  I’m Ziningi Praiseworth Ndovela, a 31year old born in Izingolweni (kwaXolo tribal) and grew up there until I obtained my Senior Certificate, then moved to Durban in Umlazi township. I belong to the lesbian world, the life that some people hate … 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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2014 Dec. 14: The kiss that moved the church

© Photo by Charmain Carrol @ VMCI – Johannesburg Camera used:  Canon 60D with 75-300 mm lens   What: Bathini Dambuza & Portia Dludlu’s engagement ceremony Union blessed by Pastor Mazibuko       “I always prayed to get married … Continue reading

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2014 Oct. 22: Paris meets Aurora Young Female Photographers

by Thobe Gumede It is Tuesday, 21st Oct. 2014 in the afternoon at Aurora GHS where guest speakers come and share expertise with young photographers. The interaction started with a traditional icebreaker, a good meal, brought by the visitor for … Continue reading

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2014 Oct. 16: The lawyer in the classroom

Report by Lerato Dumse & Zanele Muholi Photos by Thobe Gumede         Where:  Aurora Girls High School, SOWETO What:  2014 PhotoXP – Guest speaking Mpho Nefuri was our guest speaker of the day, she addressed the young … Continue reading

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