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2016 May 10: I am a strong, queer black woman and a survivor

by Shirley Ndaba (Hendricks) I have been an orphan, had no one to comfort of protect me and I have made it through life. I have seen the darkest shades of darkness, I have been hurt countless times, I fell … Continue reading

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2015 Aug. 7: Double Despair

by Siba Nkumbi She never thought rape would still be an issue at her age, or in the year 2015. However, it seems like the human species has allowed it to be an everyday thing. Sadly, she found out the … Continue reading

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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. 24: My love story

by Tsepo Kgatlhane I’m okay, but I know I will be better with love. From what I remember, I can’t pass knowing that I have always been celebrated. I have always been best friends with the finer things in life. … 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 April 30: Good spirit dampened by my grandfather’s death

by Sebenzile Nkosi   I have been in good spirits the whole day I can’t wait to get home, it feels like forever and it feels good I can’t wait to see them. I have not been home since October … Continue reading

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