A Letter You Won’t Read

It has been a while since we had a story on here. Enjoy. 💛💛💛   One day I’ll be going through my phone, and I’ll stumble on this and laugh. I’ll take a screenshot and send it to you. And we will laugh about it the same way we laughed about the coordinates.   Or…

I Should Have Known Earlier I Was Gay

Heteronormativity sucks, doesn’t it It feels nice to put a finger on what gears have been malfunctioning. Kenya being a heteronormative society puts a blind on some very core issues of people who identify as not straight. I for one did not have a clue as to why boys made me cringe. It was a…

A Letter To The Girlfriend I Don’t Have

Yet.   It’s 23:55 and I can’t sleep because I slept during the day. I need to be up early tomorrow. I am hoping writing to you will calm my mind down. Enough for me to actually get some sleep. I haven’t written to you. I have hardly talked to you. I have conjured up…

Out Film Festival & A Quiet Revolution

Work is really tough and I have mad nerves (I don’t want to say anxiety because I don’t want to misappropriate it). But because I promised Zandi, and convinced Bestie, I have to go for the film festival. Zandi picks me up and I can’t stop talking. She is really understanding. She even asks if…

27, The Exhibition

A group, seated in a circle. I would love to tell you how everyone looked like but I never scan the crowd. Partly because I am severely short-sighted, mostly because I am painfully shy. Certain people stood out though. Njoki Ngumi, the moderator, Kari from NGLHRC and the artists who we had sat behind. Kawira…

Let’s Talk About Sex And Other Things

Let’s just get this out of the way. Our queer mamas (I don’t know how they’ll take to this name) over at Hola Africa have been having some great conversations about women having sex with women all week. Today they are talking about consent. Today we shall be looking at the consent part of safe…

Being Queer Shouldn’t Mean Death

I had a dream last night. It wasn’t one of the sex dreams that have been haunting me because I have a crush on someone and she won’t let me breathe, even in my dreams. And it wasn’t the super powers dream that I had had the night before. Last night I dreamt that they…

LGBT Content Is Not Evil, Ezekiel

A guest post. “These people should be burnt.” “We should stone them.” These are just some of the utterances I have seen following social media posts following any kind of LGBTQ+ content in Kenya. I will not go ahead and try to talk to these people and tell them to look at the people in…

Why Not Date A Man

  😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 why would you not date a man then date a woman that looks exactly like a man??? Why?? pic.twitter.com/S6kLXBNyaZ — NeleMwangi (@Annitajoe1) October 9, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Why do we as human beings, often feel the need to ‘understand’ people’s choices? Let’s just begin by making it clear that everyone should be able to…

A Dozen Tulips| #QueeringTheCloak

A dozen long-stemmed tulips showed up at work, wrapped neatly in yellow tulle and pale cream ribbons. All the girls rushed to my desk, cooing. They said I was the luckiest girl in the world. That my ‘boyfriend’ was the sweetest person on the planet. That they had never seen anything so pretty. That I…

Marriage, Strap-ons and Baby Dyke Problems

Some Gay people end up in hetero marriages. I was having drinks with an older friend when she dropped this on me. I was shook. I am still shook. It is hard for me to wrap my mind around not ending up with a woman. I told her exactly that and she asked how I…

It’s Okay

“We get it, you’re gay”   Is one of the comments I received on my Sarahah. I didn’t know how to feel about it so I laughed it off. I’ve talked about struggling with oversharing my gayness. Part of me wants to jump on top of a mountain and shout it so everyone, from the…

The Day They Legalized Gay Marriage In Kenya

I was on one of my usual Twitter breaks when I read it. The mundanity and monotony of work was grating. Frequent Twitter breaks helped assuage my boring mind, urging it to keep on working. I was scrolling through, as I usually did, half distracted, half attentive. I scrolled past it then scrolled back up….

My Coming Out Story

My coming out wasn’t a banner event. As I am sure I have said many times. It was silent and gradual. Instead of bursting out of the closet, I slipped out quietly in the night. I am sure many people who know me, were surprised to see me out here, standing as if I had…

Erotica, Queer Book Club and Pride Celebrations

Today I just want to talk. Catch you up on everything I have been up to, well not everything, but you know, almost everything. Pride month came to an end and to cap it, B(best friend, queer male, pronouns: him/he) and I went to Ishtar for a celebration of sorts. There was singing, modelling, drag,…

A Meal

“You are not eating.” I observed as I downed a mouthful of things I couldn’t pronounce. It had been her idea to come to this place. I would have settled for a decent burger and some wine. And with the plans I had in mind, it would have been better if we were home. She…

Where Do Gay People Come From?

Once upon a time, eons ago, there was a colony of people that existed in a rainbow colored planet. There, they were free to love and to exist. One day, as they were prancing around on their unicorns, one of the unicorns tripped, fell and bore a hole on the planets surface. The people from…

A Silly Game

Definitely straight Maybe bi All those piercings? Definitely lesbian I was on a window seat in the matatu waiting for it to fill up so we could leave. Depending on the hour of the day, the wait could either be brief or it could drag on for minutes on end. Today was the latter. It…

Labels and Strap-ons

Before I get into this post, quick update. I have 2 new favorite things. The first is Arielle Scarcella, my new fave queer YouTuber and the second is New York Girls, my new favorite Lesbian show. The story line is solid, the production quality is great (save for some sound problems is Season 1) and…

2am

2 am. This would be the last time I would let B talk me into going out. Once again, I was all alone at a table that was littered with drinks. I was slowly sipping on my Black Ice, my other hand holding on to a shisha pipe. B had run off to a different…

Cupid’s Shoot- Part Two

  Her admission to finding me attractive was all I needed to make her beg. I held her by the waist and pulled her next to me. I sought her sexy eyes, slowly unclothing her soul as I headed to caress her lips with my tongue. The pulse in my nether region gained pace further…

Cupid’s Shoot Part 1

“First off, I admire your courage. Even after 2 expulsions I cannot begin to fathom the idea of coming out just yet. In my head,  it is safer to be queer as a fantasy than actual reality. The truth of it is too heavy even for myself, but in due time. Anyway, in my realm…

Lesbians and Bananas

It’s proving to be an interesting Monday after all, what with the latest study that says a love for bananas among young primary school girls might be an indication of lesbianism. I knew there was a reason why I love bananas. Hahaha. The report filed after the study of 97 Kenyan schools said that homosexuality…

Proudly Queer

In Kenya, we are a long way from freedom, on the wrong side of the Constitution. However, I still have hope that one day, we will be free to love. 

My Favorite Queer Things

A few of my favorite queer things. In normal baby dyke fashion, I find myself actively seeking lesbian things and immersing myself in them and collecting them. I want to gather all the queers, stuff them in my house, sit and talk about all things queer. I want to know how they feel about the…