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2015 June 26: My Charlottesville caption

by Christie van Zyl Check In: Downtown Mall, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. Tags: Sicka Star-ban Jones, Zanele Muholi Status : It is blazing hot and humid outside, we are housed at the 200 South Street Inn in Charlottesville ,Virginia for the … Continue reading

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2014 June 16: Ze ungandibizi

by Mandisa ‘Thozie’ Mathe Uze ungandenzakalisi ngamazwi akho arhabaxa! Uze ungandibizi ngendoda wakuvukelwa bubu khwenkwe nenzondo Uze ungandibizi ngendoda wakuvukelwa bubu ndlobongela bakho Uze ungandibizi ngendoda kub ufuna ukuva ukuba impendulo yam izawuthini na ukuze wena ufumane ukundiphatha-phatha de uyofikelela … Continue reading

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2014 May 29: No title

  I found myself lost. Unable to find home. A warm safe place that lived in the depths of her gaze with walls that echo her unforgettable scent. It haunts me, her scent. It seems she left it behind just … Continue reading

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2014 April 1: This is not April fool but our reality

  … A photo of the day by Zanele Muholi, featuring Maureen Velile Majola rehearsing ‘Sifela i Ayikho’ to be performed at Constanza Macras STUDIO 44, BERLIN on Sat. , 5th April 2014. More photos to be added later…

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2014 Feb.21: Gay fear, pay… TEAR

  Our love contested by critical judgment of the world. I’ve faced crucifixion. Like the two thief’s, I’m damned. Buried and burnt in eternal fire, coz it seems our fire is wrong. To hell with what we feel- literally. Layers … Continue reading

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2013 Feb. 4: Stolen Innocence

by Zodwa Nkwinika I screamed, begged you to stop tried to push you off, But you were too strong, I couldn’t get you off me. The more I screamed for help was the more my voice faded, and I got you … Continue reading

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The other me

by Maureen Velile Majola Sometimes tears are frozen and unknown to me Sometimes fear is all my heart feels yet it’s all I don’t need in me Sometimes I lay awake at night when my mind is wide awake Sometimes nothing … Continue reading

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