Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda | Queer Book Review 2

“I try not to change, but I keep changing, in all these tiny ways…And every freaking time, I have to reintroduce myself to the universe all over again.” Today I am wondering just how much what we are going through affects the reading experience: how much we enjoy the book, what we take from it…

I don’t know if I’m gay.

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You know when you are stuck in traffic and you look at the window and the women in the matatu beside yours just arrests you with her beauty? You feel this knot in your intestines, you smile it off. The matatu starts moving and the knowledge that you’ll never see her…

Tipping The Velvet: Queer Book Review #1

His pleasure had turned, at the last, to a kind of grief; and his love was a love so fierce and so secret it must be satisfied, with a stranger, in a reeking court like this. I knew about that kind of love. I knew how it was to bare your palpitating heart, and be…

A Fairy Tale

There is no gallant prince swooping in the middle. To rescue you from all your troubles. Instead, there is waking up in a puddle of sweat, from a dream that seemed to real, about a girl you have no right to be dreaming about.

Queer Women In Kenya: Pepper

Queer Womyn In Kenya is a series that seeks to celebrate bodies that are queer and that identify as womyn. It is an intimate conversation on what both identities mean for us and how they intersect. Above all, it is an opportunity to be seen as present. A not so subtle raising of the hand,…

Calling All Queers

Is there anything better than belonging? Than that deep sense of contentedness that comes with knowing you belong to something bigger than yourself? Maybe. But this feeling comes with so much happiness, at least for me. I seek to create that for other people, in whatever ways I can. That is why I am calling…

Koi No Yokan | A Love Story | The Beginning

Koi no yokan:  (Japanese) The sense one can have upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall in love.  I hated waiting. My friends said it was a double standard for someone who was always so late but I couldn’t help it. Waiting made me super self aware. I never…

When A Woman Loves A Woman

When a woman loves a woman…. It is everything. Hands that can’t stay still and words that can’t stay in. It’s bitten fingernails, lost to the is she or isn’t she debate. It’s the millions of words that die by the delete button. Trying to come up with the perfect text. Something witty. Something forward…

Valentine’s Day: One Day, Three People

There was nothing to be excited about. Valentine’s Day was a hallmark Calendar, a capitalist creation that was meant to swindle you of your money. And over what? Cheap flowers and cotton stuffed bears? Dennis was way above that. Previous experience had proved that it wasn’t his lucky day. Three years ago, his then boyfriend…

Queer In Kenya Survey: The Results

When there is no real documentation, we can slip through the cracks. Entire histories of real human beings can fade away and be erased by people not willing to acknowledge their existence. I wanted to know more about you, but with the state of things in our country, I knew I wouldn’t find you in…

Let’s Talk About Femmes

In this post, some of the sexualities I mention may be yours or they might not. Some of the pronouns I use may be yours or they might not. You might not relate with some of the terms I use, such as ‘gay’ and might prefer ‘queer’. I ask that you read this with an…