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Carl Collison

Carl Collison

Carl Collison is the Other Foundation’s Rainbow Fellow at the Mail & Guardian. He has contributed to a range of local and international publications, covering social justice issues as well as art and is committed to defending and advancing the human rights of the LGBTI community in Southern Africa.
    Slice Of Life: With everything you do, you must just have patience
    Slice Of Life: With everything you do, you must just have patience
    I’ve been cooking for 60 years now. I started with my mother. We used to walk from Bo-Kaap all the way to the harbour to sell cookies and cakes she...
    Gym is post-festive self-torture
    Gym is post-festive self-torture
    BODY LANGUAGE
    ​Torment for trans women ‘sent to the mountain’ to learn to be men
    ​Torment for trans women ‘sent to the mountain’ to learn to be men
    “Wena moffie, why are you going to the mountain?” shouted the young men to Phiwe Ngcengi, a transgender woman, when news spread that she was...
    Slice of Life: Building on a mother's wisdom
    Slice of Life: Building on a mother's wisdom
    My wife doesn’t like me telling people this, but I’m going to tell you: I love women. I love them because my mother was a woman. And it is...
    ​A murder spurs queer activists to spread a message of love
    ​A murder spurs queer activists to spread a message of love
    A group of 20 people made their way through the Cape Town settlement of Driftsands, where lesbian Noluvo Swelindawo was murdered in what is...
    The holidays: A queer time of year
    The holidays: A queer time of year
    "Are you a moffie? Do you sell your ass to men? Where does your money come from?”
    Slice Of Life: 73 and in the neighbourhood watch - 'Somebody's got to do it'
    Slice Of Life: 73 and in the neighbourhood watch - 'Somebody's got to do it'
    We were forced to leave District Six in 1970. I was 27 at the time. It was a very close-knit community. What I really liked was the acceptance people...
    ​An industrious move to build excellence and queer arts
    ​An industrious move to build excellence and queer arts
    Industry Lounge’s monthly Queer Arts night serves as a magnet for the city’s queer community, attracting everyone from impeccably-put-together,...
    Lesbian activist's murder puts spotlight on hate crime; shocking new statistics
    Lesbian activist's murder puts spotlight on hate crime; shocking new statistics
    "For the longest time, we just knew udaliwe [she was created the way she was].”
    A queer thing is going on in Southern Africa’s churches
    A queer thing is going on in Southern Africa’s churches
    Pitting themselves against conservative religious institutions, a few dedicated activists in Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa are working to...
    Slice Of Life: 'I have no choice but to work hard for my son'
    Slice Of Life: 'I have no choice but to work hard for my son'
    “I don’t ever want to get married. I like to be single – I want to be independent. But I have a 12-year-old boy, Tefo. Eish, and I’m so proud...
    Pride people, 'wake the fuck up'
    Pride people, 'wake the fuck up'
    Fifteen years after the release of Simon and I, filmmaker and activist Bev Ditsie’s intimate portrayal of her friendship with fellow...