By Jansje Kamerling – Let me resist the words ascribed to me
By Zoë van Duijn Last year when I visited South Africa for the first time I fell in love with … More
“How’s my favourite faggot doing?”
By Kyra-Lianne Samuels ‘So, how’s my favourite faggot doing?’ I say into my phone before one of my best friends even has … More
By Femke Boom I often find myself thinking about The L-Word, and I wonder how many LGBT+ people still remember … More
As a child, race and ethnicity were issues far removed from my mind. It wasn’t until my teen years that I realized that having a white mother and a black father meant that I was right at the center of two different spheres racially, and because of their different cultural backgrounds, also ethnically. The older I got, the more I realized that the importance of race was more prominent than what I’d initially thought.
The rom-com you should rewatch during quarantine
Movie review by Karla Kiefer Looking for a film to watch during your quarantine and chill session? Well, here is … More
Book of the Month: “Goodbye to Berlin” by Chris. Isherwood
Book review by Femke Boom The book of the month this time is Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood. Isherwood is one … More
Book of the Month: “With the Fire on High”
Book review by Femke Boom “I think you should write about the one that scares you the most. Taking risks … More
Book of the Month: “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a historical novel written by Taylor Jenkins Reid. It is a fictive biography of a Hollywood actress, which is set in the 1950s. There is an almost tangible tension between the ‘50s mind-set and sexuality, as well as feminism. The story is partially depicted in modern times with flashbacks to the ‘50s-‘90s as the actress tells her story.
Johannesburg: The City of Gold
In smaller towns in South Africa, Johannesburg is dubbed ‘The City of Gold’ and it’s seen as the place where people have so much money, that they throw it at you like confetti upon arrival. Zama Madondo is from such a small town, and sets these expectations straight.
Book of the Month: ‘The Female of the Species’ by Mindy McGinnis
The Female of the Species is a contemporary young adult novel written by Mindy McGinnis. It takes a closer look at ‘rape culture’, and depicts the struggles of girls regarding stigmas and the patriarchal society.
Waarom ‘aangeboren aanleg’ niet de inzet moet zijn bij sociale acceptatie van homoseksualiteit
Een korte uiteenzetting waarom het beperkend is om homo- en biseksuele relaties te accepteren, enkel gebaseerd op het idee dat seksuele oriëntatie een aangeboren kenmerk is.