Month: January 2014

Reflections

My non-gay high school experience

By Matt Beetar, South Africa: It’s my high school reunion this year, and people I haven’t spoken to in nearly 10 years are adding me on Facebook and tagging me in photos. It’s made me think about my school years. Although it ended nearly a decade ago, school played an incredible role in shaping my anxieties, strengths, and how I […]

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Paper and Ink: Femme Aimee (11)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: You would think that after dating someone for a month, 6 months, a year, two years, you would get used to the distance. It's illogical to expect to spend every minute of every day with someone even if you did live together. But our minds don't always act in a predetermined way. So each time he […]

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I have run out of dreams

By Cynthia Ayeza, Uganda: While chatting with a man I consider to be an inspirational force on this earth, an interesting statement came up; – “I have run out of dreams”. Come on now, what on earth is that about?! As it turns out, it is from a song, in which the writer articulates the idea of giving in to […]

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Paper and Ink: Femme Aimee (10)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: The thing with our fights is that they are like tennis matches. The ball passes back and forth and the only scores are where we hurt each other. The longer it lasts, the more competitive it gets with more hurtful tries, and most times there isn't a winner. In fairytales, the people who love each other […]

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Reflections

2013 – An Eye-Witness Account

By Timothy Bamwita, Uganda: Methinks old friends, after reading this, should anyone feel hard done by, it is noteworthy that the writer suffered a series of misfortunes, financial distress, was dumped in 2013 just as he thought of drawing a dagger on the relationship (on second thought, it was to his very obvious relief), still suffers pain from a cracked […]

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