Still I Rise: Celebrating the Righteous Audacity of LGBT+ Ghanaians

How people treat you is a reflection not of who you are, but rather, how they feel about themselves. This realization ensured that I didn’t give my power away to anyone who thought so little about themselves that they moved…

You’ll learn that the human species is far more diverse and resilient than the society of your childhood is willing to acknowledge

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Zusong,

I know you’re having a hard time. I remember your secondary school teacher telling your mother, “This boy is too soft. Let’s hope the homosexuals do not get a hold of him.” You’re an anxious ball of stress because you know whenever you loosen up, people pounce on your…

“There are a lot of people living lives that are untrue because of their fears.” — Jada Pinkett Smith

Mummy, is a beautiful woman. Her dark caramel skin gleams in the sunlight, bringing stunning contrasts to any clothing. Ethereal in white, she resembles benevolent angels who easily pour out love…

Burning the insidious African closet.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” — Maya Angelou. I’ve always been drawn to storytellers — those channels that could carry me away from my tumultuous childhood to far away lands where people lived curious lives. Whether it was through a charismatic auntie who…

Zusong

#GayGhanaian inspiring #LGBT+ #Africans & their Allies to choose ❤️.

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