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.  […]

7 tips to keep the love flame

  Rushing things and getting involved too early and trying to do too much too much are some of the most common mistakes we often make when it comes to matters of the heart.Below are some […]

Zimbabwean Trans activists panic as cyber bullying escalates

    The recent revelation of names, addresses, phone numbers, alleged HIV statuses and images of individuals who are reportedly gay through a Facebook group, has left many in the Zimbabwean LGBTIQ community in a panic mode. […]

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 […]

I cannot make you see a woman

I cannot make you see  a woman, I am in a man’s body I try to run away from these broad shoulders that make it difficult for me to put on these dresses that 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 […]