Category Archives: Womanhood

2014 Aug. 21: “We want ACTION. Why must we still fight for OUR RIGHTS!?”

At the forefront of our struggle, at this time of sadness… Activists from Gay Umbrella leading the way to the sport grounds before the Memorial service of Disebo Gift Makau… Angry community members demanding justice for Disebo…     On … Continue reading

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2014 Aug. 19: Makau family mourns the brutal murder of their beloved

On the 19th Aug. 2014, Inkanyiso members visited the home of the recent victim of hate crime, Gift Disebo Makau in Ventersdorp. Her dead body was discovered directly opposite her mother’s home, 70 metres away. She was a young ‘out’ lesbian … Continue reading

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2014 Aug. 8: To be honest I love how I look

My name is Katiso Kgope, and I was born on September 18, in 1995. I was born in Glen Wood hospital, Benoni my parents are Mandla Kgope and the late Mpho Kgope – Monyake. I was given the name of … Continue reading

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2014 July 18: Sade & Sebe’s lovely wedding photos

© Collen Mfazwe 23/06/2014                           Previous articles   2014 July 13:    A sincere thank you to all my ex lovers   and   2014 April 30:  Good spirit … Continue reading

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2014 July 16: Through the eyes of young women photographers

  2014 June, 3rd Lindeka Qampi sharing her PhotoXP experience to Valerie Thomas “I am proud of the Aurora visual project. It is a very powerful and strong project, if I were to compare it with previous projects I have … Continue reading

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2014 July 13: A sincere thank you to all my ex lovers

by Sade Langa   It has taken me a marriage to even think of writing such! When my exes broke up with me, I was heartbroken. I even had stalking tendencies. I checked them out from a distance, asked people … Continue reading

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2014 July 11: Another expert in black lesbian community dies

Reflection by Tshidi Olive Legobye I still remember when the Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW) started and  wanted to run LGBTi workshops in Vaal. We didn’t know where to start, but I came up with a plan and … Continue reading

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