Monthly Archives: September 2015

malume: a question mark

Originally posted on Feminist Loft:
“what happened?” (so easy. so useless a question). somewhere in Manzini and Mbabane the sun rises. without you. kuthwe us’Ezwilini. birds continue to chirp in Nairobi’s arboretum. this morning the construction workers cat-called me. maybe my face…

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Why casual sexism at UCT matters

Originally posted on Gender-Specs:
This article was originally written for the FeministsSA blog. That site is currently being revamped and offline so I thought I’d post it here: “The girls here are all sluts man, is it any better at…

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On the “gendered socialisation” of a transwoman

Writing this isn’t an easy thing, because it is something even some of my close friends still struggle with; it is something that too easily gets perpetuated in even the most intersectional of feminist spaces I’ve recently engaged with. It … Continue reading

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Today beautiful black women smiled at me.

Originally posted on THE GIRL WHO FOUND POWER:
I made my way to Observatory last Sunday. It was a cold, grey day. I was nervous and  hesitant but positive that this was going to be something worth my time. I…

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More than I bargained for: on dealing with my mental health…

Dealing with mental illness as a transgender person can get complicated, and it is often hard to seek support. Especially when you are surrounded by cisgender friends and colleagues. You see, there are so many aspects that can get so … Continue reading

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A “Crisis”… but for who?

My twitter timeline is abuzz with #RefugeeCrisis… And I am just thinking… Crisis? For who? Why is it that it is a crisis for Fort Europe? I thought the crisis was in Syria? Or if you are talking about the … Continue reading

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