Month: June 2021

Unless We have Trans Rights, We Cannot Claim to Have Human Rights!

Reading Time: 4 minutes In this fucking stupidity that we find ourselves trapped in, we forget that everyone is just a human, who shits, who gets hungry and eats, who thirsts for water, who wants to belong to a community, who gets frustrated in traffic, who sins, who is trapped in a reality that is hard to accept, and who would like to consider themselves a good human being.

Representation of Queer People in Kenyan (and Afrikan) Movies Matters!

Reading Time: 2 minutes We need to realize that we need representation in the media, we need something to reflect to and realize we are not alone, that there are people just like “me”out here. Remember, they don’t teach this kind of love out here so we have to be patient with ourselves. Here are some films in a …

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A Belief Rooted In Ignorance Is As Dangerous As A Plague.

Reading Time: 5 minutes If there is anything that is not African, then it is the religions we so dearly hold onto. True African cultures celebrated diversity and promoted acceptance.

It is time for the new generation to wake up and uproot the tree of hate and discrimination planted by biased and uninformed traditions and religions. It is time to plant a new seed of knowledge, love, tolerance and understanding.

Poison and Women: Cordelia Botkin

Reading Time: 3 minutes Cordelia Botkin (née Cordelia Brown) and Dunning began consistently seeing each other in secret. When Mrs. Dunning took her baby to her father’s home in Dover, Dunning stayed behind in California and moved into a boarding house that Cordelia was living in. Dunning allegedly told Cordelia that his wife loved candy and that she had a friend who lived in San Francisco named Mrs. Corbaley— seemingly benign information that later came back to bite him

I Just Got Mugged. From Murumbi’s to Muthaiga Police to Mathari Hospital

Reading Time: 6 minutes You know how you know when something’s about to happen to you? Well… I have been thinking that someone is going to rob me for the past one month. I thought I was going to get robbed as I was leaving the house. I thought about it at Murumbi’s. It’s that inner voice; instinct, that has been preparing me for this moment.

Hating the Queer in Kenya! “You are not girly enough” and other stories. Proud as I am.

Reading Time: 8 minutes I am aware of the homophobic society in which I exist. I am aware that lesbians are fetishized while gay men are thought of as gross. I am aware that the constitution criminalizes my existence.

What I am to do? Because I exist, and my existence must make sense, I must resist all these external forces, I must resist my constitution, I must resist when they try to oppress me, I must speak out against the injustices against my Lgbt community, I must persist so that the generation to come will not face the injustices that me and other queer have faced in this world.

So, wherever you are, know that I am walking this journey with you. I do not understand the predicaments of trans people and gay men which are more than mine, but I will fight with you till I can’t fight no more, that’s when I die.

Exist, Resist, Persist and share with pride. Its pride month baby!

Macabre Religious Relics: The Nursing Madonna/Virgo Lactans.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Nursing Madonna is an iconography of the Madonna and Child in which the Virgin Mary is shown breastfeeding the infant Jesus. The depiction is mentioned by Pope Gregory the Great, and a mosaic depiction probably of the 12th century is on the facade of Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome, though few other examples …

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