Tag Archives: Fear

2014 Dec. 5: When black is so strong

… work in progress. Zanele Muholi working with Valerie Thomas. Where:  Belleville, Paris. When:  Dec. 2014 What:  Having conversations with inner self allowing to be seen without shame Why:  Because ‘races matters’ sometimes and gender is really ‘complex’ Period:  365 … Continue reading

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2014 Nov. 20: Book Review: Faces and Phases (2006 – 2014)

There is no single smile in Zanele Muholi’s Faces and Phases 2006-14 book The book was recently launched in Johannesburg South Africa, and is a collection of black and white portraits captured by Zanele Muholi between 2006 to 2014. They … Continue reading

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2014 May 10: Unrequited love

by Bonolo Mokua   I could never hold her hand Though I would always get lost in her eyes, I could never hold her hand In fear that everyone would see that I am madly in love with her And … Continue reading

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2014 Feb. 5: Love Conquers All

by Amogelang Senokwane Growing up, we were always told that charity begins at home.  What you were taught at home is what we exhibit to the outside world.  The church is of God and it is supposed to teach the … Continue reading

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2014 Jan.20: “Walking Corpse”

Marred & dictated to, by none that created I. Jailed into faculties that were insisted upon, way before my existence. Pathways of Myself, pre-determined by structures that had lesser understandings of the complexities of human. Born and raised into the … Continue reading

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2013 July 5: Continuous war on black lesbian bodies

On the 4th July 2013 the black lesbian youth of Ekurhuleni  took charge of their community as they organized an illegal march on the street of Thokoza, to protest against the ongoing trend of lesbian killings in their community. The group of … Continue reading

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