Coping with faith

In 2015, South Africa's Department of Health terminated a contract with private healthcare provider, Life Healthcare. Around 1 300 mental health patients were moved to decentralised NGOs. In September 2016, a few of them were reported dead. The media and authorities soon realised that over 140 patients had died since March that year. We, the … Continue reading Coping with faith

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It’s harder to be brave in the dark

(From my religious days) It's the anticipation that's the worst. The complete lack of movement or bumps in the night. The darkness that gives you no sounds. No sights. . . . . . . . Just nothing. . . . . . . And in this emptiness your imagination fills the void with everything … Continue reading It’s harder to be brave in the dark

Lesbians will die virgins (and other stupid ideas about sexuality)

When did you lose your virginity? Think back to the first time you had sex. Think of the scent of sweat and deodorant and the room or the grass or the seats. Was it planned? Did it happen in the moment? How did you feel about it afterward? I was twenty-three. I'd been saving myself for marriage, or at least … Continue reading Lesbians will die virgins (and other stupid ideas about sexuality)