WESTERN CULTURE VS AFRICAN CULTURE

As a young black woman, we face many expectations and stereotypes as to how we should look, talk and act. I grew up having African ethics and morals being instilled. But what I’ve come to realise is that our African culture went from diverse traditions and rites to a now quasi, clout grabbing  tactic toContinue reading “WESTERN CULTURE VS AFRICAN CULTURE”

The Coloured Identity

For as long as I can remember I’ve always felt somewhat disassociated with my people and my heritage. I despised the very blood that flowed through my veins , that which sustains me and held a rich history , unseen and unknown , only what I’ve been told. Stories being passed down. Khoisan European SlaveContinue reading “The Coloured Identity”

BEING GAY MADE ME A VICTIM

Trigger warning: This piece has mention of sexual assault and abuse(physical, emotional and spiritual) Being gay made me a victim for rape, physical, emotional, and spiritual abuse. I endured cyber-bullying because I was “different” than which is seen as being straight. Why do I have to be victimized and abused for loving who I love,Continue reading “BEING GAY MADE ME A VICTIM”

Through a lens of Intersectionality

For years the way that LGBTQIA+ people of colour have been perceived within the community here in South Africa  – and around the world –  is through a lens of discrimination and exclusion, by many on the SPECTRUM. But why is that the case when in fact black and brown people are the reason thatContinue reading “Through a lens of Intersectionality”