Category Archives: Youth voices

2016 Oct. 20: Time wasted is never regained

  “Sheshisa isikhathi siya hamba” those words were spoken by our parents when we were preparing to go to school. Those words never mattered to us when we were young because we didn’t know what was at stake. We took … Continue reading

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2015 Sept. 1: Mr & Miss LGBTI Daveyton 2015

by Sicka ‘Sharon’ Mthunzi What a “turn up” as we say when an event is supported by many. People came in all shapes and sizes, from the ladies in their gorgeous dresses to the gentleman with their smart casual wear. … Continue reading

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2015 July 10: How it all started

by Sharon “Sicka” Mthunzi It all started with a ‘selfie’ captured using my cell phone. I remember I used to look in the mirror with a phone on my left hand, and take pictures of myself. Before the birth of … 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 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 April 27: The best of Ibhayi LGBTI Pride

Texts and photos by Londeka ‘Siba’ Dlamini LGBTI community from various areas of Port Elizabeth gathered at Eyethu sports bar in Zwide to say no to homophobia and all the hate crimes affecting the society. The iBhayi LGBTI festival took … Continue reading

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2015 April 12: Dear fellow Black person

by Siba Nkumbi Need I remind you that there is no rule for pronunciation? Why do you feel the need to auto-correct me in the middle of a sentence, because that is not how you pronounce a certain word? Let … Continue reading

Posted in "I tried to commit suicide...", Collaborations, Collectivism, Imagined, Knowledge, Learning, Perception, Poetry, Politics of existence, Politics of geography, Politics of representation, Teaching, Textualizing Our Own Lives, We Are You, We Care, We love each other, We Still Can with/out Resources, Women who love women, Women's power, Women; Voices; Writings; Education; Traditions; Struggles; Cultures, Words, Writing is a Right, Writing matters, Young black lesbian traditional healer, young black queer and gifted, Young female writer, Young talent, Youth, Youth voices | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments