Category Archives: Writing matters

2015 July 15: Doing the best for my daughter

  I am Thembisa Cordelia Mhlawuli known as Lovey. I was born in Cape Town in Somerset Hospital. My parents are Nomthandazo Patricia known as ‘Pat’ and Welile Christopher Mhlawuli. I am the last-born, my sister’s name is Carol and brother’s is Ezmond. I stayed … Continue reading

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2015 June 29: The day my journey started

I am Thando Nkonzwana, originally from Cape Town. I would love to tell you about my recent journey. Everything  is a new chapter to me, the traveling and meeting new faces. The 18th of June 2015 was my first time … Continue reading

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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 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 June 10: ”Forgiving is costly”

by Nosipo Solundwana My laughter has turned into a frown, I can’t bare thinking about my life before and now. A lot has changed, I gave up my life to be here and thought I would be happy, but all … Continue reading

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2015 June 15: Yithi Laba (We are Pioneers)

by Amogelang Senokwane What a weekend to remember. The experience was amazing. I prayed and hoped that it would not turn into a mini pride and thank God it was not. Instead it was a weekend filled with reconnecting with … Continue reading

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2015 May 5: My journey so far in life

by Nosipo Solundwana My name is Nosipo Gloria Solundwana, also known as SPHOLA. I am a 27-year-old ‘butch’ lesbian living on the East-Rand, in Katlehong. I live with my four siblings and I am the first born at home. I … Continue reading

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