Category Archives: Hurt

2014 July 20: Wet Pride in Paris

by Lindeka Qampi 28/06/2014                                                                         … Continue reading

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2014 July 17: Ack B(L)ACK aches

Self portraits © Zanele Muholi 2014/07/17 Where:  My bedroom/ studio @ Cite Des Arts in Paris Camera used: Canon 60D with zoom lens EF-S 28 – 135mm lens (gold) on Manfrotto MKC3-H01 No artificial light. 19h47 17/07/2014   19h44 17/07/2014 … Continue reading

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2013 Oct. 15: She is my weakness

by Charmain Carrol When I found out I was pregnant I had two feelings at the same time. I smiled because I was somehow happy while tears were running down my face because I was afraid. I feared the disappointment. … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Another Approach Is Possible, Archived memories, Before You, Betrayal, Commitment, Creating awareness, Difficult Love, Education, Homosexuality, Hope, Human rights, Hurt, Knowledge, Life, Love, Maternal love, Power of the Voice, Public spaces, Relationships, School, Silence, South Africa, Speaking for ourselves, We Are You, We Care, Women's power | Tagged | 13 Comments

2013 Oct. 13: Frustrations of a transgender man

by Njabulo Masuku Accessing treatment for a transgender person in South Africa is frustrating. Although we are almost 2 decades into the democracy in South Africa not all of us are enjoying the benefits of the Bill of Rights.  The … Continue reading

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2013 Oct. 4: I sensed something was wrong

by Christina Mavuma My visit to the clinic was the worst day, I will never forget. This is one of the problems I never imagined myself experiencing, but unfortunately I came across it. On the 17th of October 2012, I … Continue reading

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2013 Sept. 6: Your cheating ways is your business not mine

by Kopano Sibeko Sneaking in and out, private calls, unnecessary lies and scents of foreign colognes and fragrances all seem to be an impeccable way to assume that your partner is having an affair.  So a friend of mine has … Continue reading

Posted in Characters, Cheating, Conflicts, Evidence, Exposure, Friendships, Homosexuality, Human rights, Hurt, Inconsiderate, Lesbian Love Is Possible in South Africa, Open relationships, Opinion, Power of the Voice, We Are You | Tagged | 1 Comment

2013 July 10: When brutally killed, Dudu was stripped every ounce of her dignity

by Thekwane Bongi Mpisholo Time                    :   7 am Day                       :  Sunday Date               … Continue reading

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2013 May 6: Archiving Noxolo Nogwaza’s funeral

… this documentary was produced in 2011 when we buried Noxolo Nogwaza in KwaThema, Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg. She was a 24 year old mother of two children who were then orphaned by hate crime related incident. It is in different languages: … Continue reading

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2013 April 3: Time keeps moving

by Siya Mcuta I keep having these flashes Flashes of her smile when I entered her ward I walked over to her Still I was not sure if it was her As her body was so small and frail in … Continue reading

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2013 April 15: Hate

by Moira Khumalo Biography I’m from Ladysmith, came to JHB few years ago. I was a sterling sonnet writer at school, never wrote anything outside of pain or trauma, which helped me heal with my challenges as a crippled child … Continue reading

Posted in Abantu, Archived memories, Articles, Before You, Black Lesbians, Career, Connections, Creating awareness, Family, Hope, Hurt, Life Stories, South Africa | Tagged | 2 Comments