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Top 10 of my Favourite Podcasts of All Time – Part II

This is part II of Top 10 of My Favourite Podcasts of All Time. Check ’em out: Two Dope Queens What started off as hanging out at comedy clubs…

Top 10 of My Favourite Podcasts of All Time – Part 1

Podcasts are my favourite corner on the internet – they are an incredible means of sharing our lived experiences with each other: whether it’s the work we do,…

Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer

Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer is her ‘Fuck You’ Album

I knew that Dirty Computer would be Janelle Monáe’s Fuck You album. After the first two singles, I knew it! The Fuck You album is the album that is…

When a little shame meets determination

[Insert opening line about how hard blogging is, especially if you’re holding down a full time occupation, blah blah blah.] While whatever that opening line is may read true, the other…

It’s Only Natural for Precious Jewels to be Part of Joburg’s Mainstay

Good Food (and this includes copious amounts of bubbly), Great Music, Fabulous People – these are Joburg city mainstays. Throw in precious jewels in a central yet secluded venue, and you have…

Saying #NotAllMen helps no one when there are enough men for rape [and other forms of violence] to be a problem

A poem by Bella Cox and Emma Maybe

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The WhatsApp Interview: The Matte Project founder, Mathahle Stofile, on insisting on that seat at the table

The politics of the black body have long been contentious. Its placement in a society that, to quote Ta-Nehisi Coates, “plunders it,” is a discussion that not only…

Black Privilege is…

[Article first published on Huffington Post] ..Being policed by security personnel when shopping. It’s living with the knowledge that they will keep their eye on you, or even…

#BTheWhistle Against Homophobia in Sport

I hated sport when I was a kid, throughout my teenage years and well into adulthood because I found that it  exists within a hyper-masculine space that I find repellant and toxic. Or is it…

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Gay Privilege is…

…Being ready with a ‘we are both men’ answer to the (dumb) ‘who’s the girl’ question. Being setup on blind dates with ‘other gays’ by heterosexual women friends…

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