Category Archives: Queer poetics

2013 Nov. 6: Moving On To Only Stay Behind

    There are amazing particles in life that we miss because we look too hard for all the wrongs of our past We compare two things from two different worlds Because we travel new roads with old shoes We … Continue reading

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2013 Sept. 11: The touch

by Thulielove Gifted Hands Sodumo I could lose and find myself in a woman’s touch. It makes me turn in and out of myself. The soft feather light touches. So deliberate and meant The softness of the lips against my skin The … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 27: Because I am

 by Tinashe Wakapila   It’s no beautiful melody when you hear a politician promising everything but a human being’s life First it was ‘worse than dogs and pigs’, i thought oh well, i have
 enough on my platter to deal with so … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 26: Just one day

by Maureen Velile Majola   I am in no position to write a piece to celebrate Women’s month How do I even begin to celebrate when women are raped every day in this country When a girl child cannot trust … Continue reading

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2013 May 3: A Slave of Rape

by Mpumi Rakabe It eats away at the soul It eats away at the inner most deepest part of us, it’s a demon It’s a dark fire that fills us with mistrust, self hate, fear, anger, shame and a sense … Continue reading

Posted in Allies, Anger, Art Solidarity, As we are, Before You, Betrayal, Black Lesbians, Black Lesbians & Allies Against Hate Crimes, Community, Community Mobilizing, Creating awareness, Expression, Fear, Our lives in the picture, Queer poetics, Rape | Tagged | 4 Comments

2013 April 11: Your kiss. Our touch. My Muse

by Christie FossilSoul  You remember the times when I would Kiss your neck and suck your nipples until you can’t breathe… I like taking my time tracing the contours of your body with my lips… REWIND, wait, wait, wait… I … Continue reading

Posted in Archived memories, Art Activism in South Africa, Art Solidarity, Articles, Arts, As we are, Before You, Black Lesbians, Christie van Zyl, Connections, Crea(c)tive senses, Creating awareness, Diary, Inner feelings, Interpretation, Lesbian Love Is Possible in South Africa, Queer poetics, Readings, Records and histories, Relationships | Tagged | 11 Comments

2013 April 5: A loving visual memory is…

Marco Ntuli & the late Buhle Msibi (2005). Photo by Zanele Muholi, captured with a Konica-Minolta 5.1 megapixels digital camera. It was taken at the Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW) offices at Women’s Jail, Constitution Hill, Braamfontein, Johannesburg. All … Continue reading

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2013 March 28: Against the rising tide

BORN IN A BODILY PRISON Hated without reason Living on a mission To love with full conviction This body is my affliction Hence I make that decision To enter this transition And bring my soul to living As I emerge … Continue reading

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2013 March 19: Awakening Azania

by Happy Masuku   Heart Beat. Heart Beat. Heart Beat. Afrika my heart beats. Afrika my heart sings. Praises to your hilltops and valleys. Clan names to your Kings,men of legendary wisdom. Ululations to your Chiefs,people of a just character. … Continue reading

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2012 March 20: There’s a strawberry garden between your legs

Man drools over it like he can see it He has visuals of it in his head There’s something between your legs That makes him believe he can have that beautiful strawberry You’ve nurtured it so well and kept it … Continue reading

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