A memory of summer – Shaleen Rakesh

(Photo courtesy: Pinterest) Feverish with youth still full of lust for the aftershave on his neck I met a boy he was beautiful
 all his demons displayed
 openly as fading scars he had a ruinous heart
 only attracted boys
 who tended to disappear 
into the loneliness of the night he loved me
 very much in a way I could
 not understand. July 2013: heineken lite … Continue reading A memory of summer – Shaleen Rakesh

The Kiss of the Spider-woman – Shaleen Rakesh

What demons hold her tongue as she dances around her girlfriends’ questions? with her arms branching out in the shadows, only her nervous laughter and soft whisper is heard is it her fear to ask, to reject, to hurt or to give? or is it just her? she is gentle kisses and soft bites but no words just shame curled up inside her gut she … Continue reading The Kiss of the Spider-woman – Shaleen Rakesh

The Hopeless Optimist – or the Art of Finding Something Positive in Everything – Maya

Scared of Feeling Lonely I came across this article, titled “women in same sex relationship a fearful lot”. To put it in plain language: the title sucks! I decided to read on. I agree with my fellow activists that women loving women do become victims of domestic violence. Yes it is true that many times, women in relationships and FtM trans-persons living with their girlfriends/wives … Continue reading The Hopeless Optimist – or the Art of Finding Something Positive in Everything – Maya