FAKA – Young Black Queer Voices

Izitabane zaziwe ukuthi zibuya ebukhosini.

Let it be known, that queerness is a thing of the Gods.

“This is an ode to all the powerful dolls who risk their lives every day by being visible in an unsafe world.

This is a celebration of those who have fearlessly embraced themselves. Because when your identity is the cause of your suffering in the world, you begin to fear the very source of your greatness in the world.

Some of the most powerful queer people in South Africa are featured and the list includes: Olwethu β€œDj Olwee” Mlotshwa; Vusi Makatsi; Albert Ibhokwe Khoza; Sikelela Nomvethe; Lebo Fakamata; Tabita Rezaire; Tshepo Sponono-Fierce Masokotso; Andile Corn Jila. Thank you, dolls.” – FAKA


10 thoughts on “FAKA – Young Black Queer Voices

  1. About 4 years ago I had the honor of meeting Zanele Muholi and watch a documentary about her very harsh life. Both moved me to tears. I can’t even begin to describe the harassment, suffering and fear she’s going through on a daily basis. Her work is testimony to all this, but also to beauty, her amazing talent and hope that black lesbians will one day be free to live and love without fear.

    Thank you for sharing this info and for giving me a chance to mention this wonderful lesbian.


    • Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I would love to meet Zanele Muholi! There’s a quote from Andrew Solomon that I love: “If we live out loud, we can trounce the hatred and expand everyone’s lives.
      Forge meaning. Build identity. Forge meaning. Build identity. And then invite the world to share your joy.” That’s all we can do!

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