Tag Archives: Birthday

2016 May 25: “The mood was tense”

by Leptie Phume I remember the 25th of May was on a Saturday then, the younger me was very excited that it will be my birthday the following day and mom will come. Well that is what I was told … Continue reading

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2015 July 20: Painful periods on my birthday in Mayotte Island

by Muholi … If I had a party last night I’d be waving good morning to those who attended. Or cleaning the kitchen – washing dishes to avoid possible straying roaches that might be assembling for their night conference eating the remains … Continue reading

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2015 June 1: “Thank you Mother”

“As I’m growing a year old older just want to thank her for the past 23 years I have and for being alive!” To be a mother is not an easy task Yet you do it proudly everyday no matter … Continue reading

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2015 Feb. 25: I drank again…

by Siba Nkumbi I acknowledged that I suffered from alcoholism but I never fully accepted that I am the cause of my misery. Little things triggered a relapse. Here is a practical example: I lost two jobs in one month, … Continue reading

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2014 May 18: Behind the beautiful face you see is a lesbian who is torn into a million pieces

by Lebo Leptie Phume   Sitting in this taxi my eyes fill with tears from thinking about where I come from. Things were easy for me while my grandmother and my mother were alive, I never had to hustle because I got … Continue reading

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