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Photography: Dylan Louw

JD’s coming in and out story

My coming out story, if one can call it that, has always left me (and whoever cares to listen) chuckling. It is a perfect representation of how JD would handle a situation; in a sort of haphazard fashion, and then…

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Brave Stories: Craig Lucas

Craig’s Brave Story

I want to tell you a story. It’s a story I’ve written and rewritten about 100 times over the course of the last 2 years- a story I’ve only ever told 1 person, who consequently advised me not to share…

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Lumko Johnson’s Brave Story

I grew up East London with a single mom and later moved to Johannesburg. Fortunately, my family was quite progressive, and I never felt ostracised by them about my sexuality. I was known as the nephew who played with dolls,…

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PARADISE ROAD: A Story of Hope

Riaan Norval's Brave Story Music was my first love. It’s something I was born to gravitate to. My mother always told me I could sing Sonja Herold’s “Jantjie” before I could speak. I’m grateful for my relationship with music for…

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Majola’s brave story

I grew up in a township called Zwelitsha, Zone 2 in the Eastern Cape and lived with my maternal grandmother as my parents were not allowed to stay together since they were unmarried and my mother was still in school.…

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I Am The Embodiment of Vastness

My name is Vuyisani Bisholo. I am a second year Finance with Accounting student at the University of Cape Town. I was born in East London in what used to be a small Village, Nxarhuni, but is slowly becoming a…

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