Tag Archives: Activist

2017 July 30: My first trip to the United Kingdom (London)

by Thobeka Bhengu  I departed from South Africa on the 8th of July 2017 and arrived in London on the 9th of July. It had been a long trip and the body was naturally tired but was still functional. I … Continue reading

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2015 Aug. 9: Balancing culture and activism

by Jacqui Mseleku-Ngwane In my line of work I have seen so much abuse and injustice that happens in the name of culture. I am a dynamic Zulu woman, raised in a cosmopolitan household so different from normal Zulu households. … Continue reading

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2014 June 25: I consider myself beautiful not handsome…

    My name is Mamello but am also known as Meme Motaung. Mamello is a South Sotho name meaning perseverance. I was named Mamello by my grandmother and I do not know the reasons behind my name. I am a young proud black lesbian and I … Continue reading

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2014 June 16 From Joburg to Sao Paulo to Toronto

Muholi’s Travel Log The past week in Toronto was a fantastic blur.  I arrived on Sunday, 15 June 2014 after five 5 years since my last stay there.  I went to Ryerson University and it is where I studied MFA: Documentary … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day from Human Rights and LGBTI in Sub-Saharan Africa class

by Prof. Frieda Ekotto Department of AfroAmerican and African Studies UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN __________________________ Program in International & Comparative Studies, International Institute Wednesday 12-3pm Human Rights and LGBTI in Sub-Saharan Africa This course will approach human rights debates that revolve … Continue reading

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2014 Jan.30: Paraplegic’s bed

by Thuthula Sodumo There are a few things in life that are comfortable and uncomfortable at the same time and a paraplegic’s bed is one of them. It is comfortable because it is made with care with a “sickly” person … Continue reading

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