Still i shine…

Like a cunning thief,  loneliness threatens to steal my joy. Even when the pain is choking and suffocating,  my faith is my only hope. My God guides and grounds me. ln all my pain and sorrow, I […]

10 queerstions you should be asking yourself

Life is full of up and downs, sometimes we are so sure what we want, sometimes we are confused about everything. In whatever situation, it helps to be kind to the self.  If the behaviourist […]

A refugee’s transphobic encounter in Sweden

I fled Tanzania owing to continued harassment and threats, so when I was attacked recently at an African party in Sweden, the horrific memories of my days of incessant torture back home raced through my head.  […]

Love that i can not receive from outside

My femininity is very conservative. I rely on the existence of masculinity to exist. They say in sociology identities are relational. I am black in relation to white people. Queer people are queer in relation […]

Diary of a rural trans*sex worker

  At the age of 19, soon after completing her advanced level studies,  she moved to Harare the city of dreams. Her name is Ashley, and this is how her transition diary started. I didn’t […]

The Swazi beauty and brains

My name is Zikhona Mbagana aged 26, I am a heterosexual transwoman born and bred in Swaziland. Being a trans* person in a country like mine is very challenging. On a daily basis as I […]

Make peace with God, not the church

It is difficult to accept. But if your church is homophobic, biphobic or transphobic, it’s time to leave. You have to ask yourself for whose benefit do you attend? What are the hateful messages doing […]

Anger issues? these 12 strategies are for you

More often than not, we find ourselves in situations where we have to deal with our own personal issues, yet we still have to be kind to the many people we encounter. It is best […]

If you are Trans* and live in South Africa, this is for you.

Designing Trans-Community Led HIV Treatment Counselling Programs Suitable for the Needs of Trans Populations in South Africa   Why is this study being done? This research study is being done to better understand the challenges […]

5 steps to creating your own style

Fashion has become much more than a decoration of the body, no longer just a cover to weather and terrain. Throughout the centuries fashion has changed how we look at each other in terms of […]