Month

March 2019
The traditional definition of the word help is understood as help |hɛlp| verb[ with obj.]  make it easier or possible for (someone) to do something by offering them one’s services or resources. improve (a situation or problem); be of benefit to noun[ mass noun] the action of helping someone to do something: So, when was the last time you said the following words “how can I help you?”. Okay, and did you mean it?...
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A few months before the controversial movie “Inxeba” came out, a black gay man on twitter decided to share his experience of being sexually harassed at initiation school, he went on to mention that he feared that one of his mates there had been raped, he spoke of staying a month there with the fear...
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It’s sad to see the comfort and expectation with which people speak about their problematic views when they identify with the person they are talking to. It is even sadder when they have had a taste of what it is like to be on the wrong side of prejudice themselves. Just because you are a...
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In 2006, South Africa became the first African country to recognise same-sex marriages through the landmark passing of the Civil Union Act. For many South Africans, this represented major progress in LGBTQIA+activism which was spearheaded including Beverley Ditsie, Justice Edwin Cameron and the late Simon Nkoli. Moreover, this bill was intended to afford queer[1]couples full...
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Moreover, the problem with how we think about racism is that we think of it as a social pathology that affects Black people. And, again, the problem with how we think about classism is that we think of it as a social pathology that affects the poor. The ultimate problem with this kind of thinking...
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Also, may we all find the courage to embrace the broken pieces, stories and struggles of ourselves because it is from these very same places that our power emerges. It is the rising as Victors from these dark places that qualify us as more than enough, more than worthy and more than capable of getting...
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We have a hierarchy that exists within a larger system of domination that has adopted the basic mechanisms of racism and used them to create internal systems that we use to dominate each other… The very things we are fighting have seeped through the cracks of our communities and made themselves at home in the...
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Not only do we shed tears but blood flows steadily in this House of Stone. This house lays its foundation on militancy, bones and anger… We are unable to differentiate the blood spilt over the ages. The infertile soil and cries of wondering souls reminds us that we have not healed from these series of...
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Black queer folks are literally fighting for their voices and recognition in all facets of their lives. In our fight for black queer inclusivity, it is vital to look towards ourselves as a community, recognize our positionality within the community, dismantle our internalised oppressions and avoid replicating toxic heteronormative behaviours towards one another. Ultimately, it...
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