Archiving the Women Who Made Me Possible (after Sitawa Namwalie and Aleya Kassam)

This article was first publishes on Skin Deep in January 2021, and edited by Nkenna Akunna. Check out their amazing work! This article was made possible by donations to the Black Creatives Fund. Donate now. [Trigger Warning: Homophobia, Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia] * Let me tell you about Haneen and Channah, my aunts who are like mothers to…

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schwarz – a personal approach to contemporary black Germany

“schwarz is exemplary of the kind of mindful discussions that should be taking place in Black communities: discussions where nobody is shouting above anyone else to declare that the racism they’ve experienced is more damaging than what someone else has faced; where people are free to speak their piece and be heard; and discussions underpinned…

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تجربة العذرية المعقدة

Scroll down for English وانا صغيرة عمري ما فكرت كتير في الجنس، كان معروف انه حاجة مرتبطة بالجواز. البنت بتستني احد ما تتجوز وبعدين بتنام مع جوزها وخلاص، خلصت الحكاية, اهلي يعتبروا ناس متفتحين يعني ومش مقفلين وكده، عشان كده لما وصلت ست معين النقاش اتفتح بحرية ولكن برضه حوار الجنس بره اطار الجواز ماكنش…

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The Virgin Complex

You will feel it                       he said The ache                he said You will grow and know                                        he said What it is to want and be wanted                                                        he grabbed Haunted by hands too big and feet kicking against the waterDon’t say my name Don’t be nice  Hold me and go fast fuck yeah that feels good even…

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Homoeroticism in Homophobic Islamic Countries: Egypt as a Case Study

“Islam has ended homosexual practices, not homoerotic sentiment” – Homoeroticism and homosexuality in Islam, Sabine Schmidtke In this paper, the relationship between homoeroticism and homophobia in Muslim countries will be explained while mainly focusing on Egypt, through mentioning a brief introduction about Egypt’s history and the rise of Islam, and reflecting the differences between the past…

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Shame

  Three of the top propositions I had to face up to as a young girl and woman: „Don’t make such a fuss!” „Nobody’s going to steal anything away from you!” „She really is embarrassed.“ It is true. I sometimes am kind of bashful. As my native language is German, when I started thinking about…

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Selflove

This video is our latest and so far biggest project. We spent our summer in London where we met these incredible women who allowed us to share some of their private moments and thoughts with you. Kandaka wishes you a good start into 2018, may your resolution be to keep loving yourself and taking care…

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A Mother’s Body

Trina is a photographer who was raised in the wilderness of British Columbia, Canada. Here is what photography means to her: “My sister and I were forced to be creative to entertain ourselves and in doing so I discovered my fiercest passion: Photography. I’m honestly not sure how to live without taking photos. Photography is…

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Fluffy Girl

Scroll down for English. Mein wuscheliges Ich  Ich bin 16 Jahre alt und stolz darauf hinter meinem Körper und seinen Besonderheiten zu stehen. Dies war nicht immer so, denn ich bin behaart. Ich habe nicht nur die weit verbreiteten und gehassten Härchen an meinen Beinen, nein mein ganzer Körper wird von einem goldenen Flaum bedeckt,…

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