Tag Archives: Challenges

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 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 April 13: Ode to the Young Black Lesbian

Dear… Young black lesbian With time your faces will change With time your swag will re-arrange With time your phases will cut frames And in a stint you may look back and even consider yourself lame In time your life … Continue reading

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2015 March 26: Four generations of black lesbians at the Faces and Phases book launch

Photo Album Photos by Oyi Ndzuzo, SlyPod, Lindeka Qampi, Mannya and Terra Dick. Location:  African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town.                           The panelist of Four generations of … Continue reading

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2015 Jan. 21: A “word porn star’s” heart is captured by some pieces

Book review by Lonwabo Mlabatheki The first time I read about the book was on the net and that’s when I told myself, this book is a must have. Not knowing it captured photographs of faces I was familiar with and of people … Continue reading

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2014 Dec. 7: My eight weeks at Market Photo Workshop doing FC

by Smanga Shange Being at Market Photo Workshop was the best thing that ever happened to me, not only did I learnt about photography, I also found myself a new family – my classmates, my first real contacts in the … Continue reading

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2014 Nov. 27: “Unless something is done, people will continue to die brutally”

Report by Lerato Dumse “Consolidating and celebrating the gains of 20 years of a democratic government in partnership with the LGBTI community in Gauteng,” was the theme used by the sector parliament hosted by the Gauteng Province Legislature (GPL). Health, … Continue reading

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2014 Oct. 30: “Do you remember me?”

It has been two months since you passed on. There has never been a day that went by since that dreadful day that I have not thought of you. Each day that passes with tears in my eyes I think of you … Continue reading

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2014 March 21: Part 2 A retrospective on my life and work as an activist in South Africa

Johannesburg, May 17, 2013 (Part 1 describes how I first came to South Africa and became involved in lesbian and gay activism here, namely, through my role as the J-FLAG representative to the ILGA conference hosted by Johannesburg in September … Continue reading

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