A Mother’s Letter

Since colonial times, homophobic laws have existed in Uganda. The 2023 Anti-Homosexuality Act is just the newest iteration of these laws. The last time the government attempted to update these laws was in 2014, when Rihanna was just 19 years old and was arrested and brutalised in prison for being trans. “Time has passed, but […]

How to Hire a President

30 years ago, South Africa had its first democratic election. This election marked the end of Apartheid and ushered in the democratic South Africa we know today. On May 29th, South Africans will go to the polls to vote in the country’s 7th democratic national election. This year, there are dozens and dozens of parties […]

Not Enough Sun in the World

While Musana* and her girlfriend were soaking up the sun on a romantic beach holiday in Kenya, their friends reached out with some tough news from back home in Uganda. One of the messages felt the most chilling to read: “We’re all illegal now.” “All this stuff I’ve been doing is now like evidence against […]