Tag Archives: Grandmother

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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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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2014 May 7: Voices of Some Black Queer Born Frees

by Maureen Velile Majola   I was born in 1990 and am considered one of  “Mandela’s grandchildren” – a generation of children born at or after the fall of apartheid.  We are also known as the ‘born frees’.  The minute … Continue reading

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2013 July 7: Trouble Soul

by Maureen Velile Majola drafted on 24.03.2013 Today I was looking at my pictures from my childhood. I realised how much I’ve changed and how I remained the same. I saw a lot of pictures of me that I don’t … Continue reading

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