Category Archives: Family

2015 June 7: For I love a Femme woman

I love and adore your femininity Take me I’m yours for Eternity The way you seduce me, the Intensity The way you sway those hips and rock those heels, the sexiness in it A love I can’t avoid its inevitable My … Continue reading

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2015 June 9: The love that will never be replaced

As I write this now I’m thinking about all the good and wonderful times I had with the woman I will never forget and never see again. I’m Collen Mfazwe, a black lesbian photographer and proudly South African. This is not about me; … Continue reading

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2015 April 13: Inscribing the cloth

 Text by Lerato Dumse Photos by Renee Mussai Friends, allies, LGBT community members, artists, and activists filled up the London home of Renee Mussai for a Monday (13 April) evening get together, and to inscribe lesbian hate crime related text. Despite … 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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2015 March 10: Photo of that day

… still relevant right now. Camera used:  Canon 6d with 85mm lens on Manfrotto tripod. Location:  Belleville, Paris. FRANCE. A collaboration between Valerie Thomas and Zanele Muholi.     Previous link   2014 Nov. 11: The Artivist and the Doctor   and … Continue reading

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2015 Mar.3: A Letter to my Mother

by Sicka ‘Shaz’ Mthunzi Imbokodo is what she is, a mother that I love and respect more than anything in the world. She has the strength of 10 men and a heart full of life and love. She is my … Continue reading

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2014 Dec. 21: Sealing the union of love

by Lerato Dumse  A generous dose of ululating, praise and tears of joy was dished out, during a two-part engagement ceremony at Victory Ministries Church International (VMCI). The last leg of Bathini Dambuza and Portia Dludlu’s engagement announcement (known as … Continue reading

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