Tag Archives: Survivor

2016 Sept.13: My path to freedom and love for Self

My Life story I could never have imagined the day would come where I could proudly say, I am a MAN! My journey, though not yet over, has tested my resilience, my sense of self and has taught me to … Continue reading

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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 May 19: “I wasn’t comfortable with the one before”

I am Nondi Nomkhita Ntombehlanga Mamntambo Vokwana born Nondi Cungwa on the 30th October 1981.  I’m what they would call a bastard child, my parents Zikisa Vokwana and Xoliswa Cungwa were both in High School when they had me. My mother was in grade 11 … Continue reading

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2013 Feb. 24: Haunted by my past

Had 2 glasses of wine so excuse me if I sound a bit too much for one read I was raped as a kid and I can only mention it here and now, so when you see me don’t ask … Continue reading

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2013 Feb. 6: Sisonke – What It Means to Me

by Sade Langa Sisonke – togetherness This word carries so much weight, at least for me.  The word, to me took a new meaning for me eight years ago.  It meant, “you don’t need to share DNA with a person … Continue reading

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