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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.
    Time could be up for sexual offenders who have escaped justice
    Time could be up for sexual offenders who have escaped justice
    It took more than three decades for Gavin Hendricks to come to terms with the sexual abuse he suffered during his teenage years and lay charges...
    Slice Of Life: ​A killer among us
    Slice Of Life: ​A killer among us
    I was covering the rape and murder of three-year-old Courtney Pieters for the Daily Voice. When I went to meet the family, Mortimer, a...
    Slice Of Life: ​A degree in dance
    Slice Of Life: ​A degree in dance
    My friends say I have a twerking disorder, because I twerk to everything – even gospel music. But, mostly, I twerk to hip-hop. My friends call...
    Going black to its roots: People embrace their crowning glory
    Going black to its roots: People embrace their crowning glory
    After having her scalp burnt one too many times while having her hair relaxed — with comments such as “jy’s mos ’n kroeskop” adding...
    Slice Of Life: A love that goes beyond class
    Slice Of Life: A love that goes beyond class
    My mom was a domestic worker for many, many moons. And for years she would speak fondly of this woman she used to work for: Rosamund Erwin. She would...
    Bisexuality: Being an 'outcast among outcasts'
    Bisexuality: Being an 'outcast among outcasts'
    Nkani Mpulwana speaks in such a hushed tone that is near-impossible to hear what she is saying. Speaking to the Mail & Guardian from her...
    ​Slice Of Life: Rachel Dolezal and the erasure of history
    ​Slice Of Life: Rachel Dolezal and the erasure of history
    I work at the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies and, one day, the organiser of an event where Rachel Dolezal would speak came around to our office...
    ‘Humbled’ LKJ true to his voice
    ‘Humbled’ LKJ true to his voice
    On the day I am scheduled to interview Linton Kwesi Johnson, he is in a particularly cranky mood. Widely acknowledged as “one of the world’s...
    Slice Of Life: Making the difficult move to connect
    Slice Of Life: Making the difficult move to connect
    There was something of a Penny Sparrow moment at a local high school. In a WhatsApp group, there was an incident between a white boy and a black girl...
    ​Uganda jails women activist to silence her
    ​Uganda jails women activist to silence her
    Ugandan queer and women’s rights activist Stella Nyanzi is being kept in prison to prevent her criticising government, her supporters say.
    The collateral damage in Africa’s anti-homosexuality laws
    The collateral damage in Africa’s anti-homosexuality laws
    “We know where your children go to school. We are going to rape your daughters and turn your boys into homosexuals if you don’t stop defending...
    Drive to save Tunisia’s only queer shelter from closure
    Drive to save Tunisia’s only queer shelter from closure
    For two-and-a-half years, Amina Sboui has been renting a five-bedroomed house in Tunisia to serve as a shelter for the country’s homeless queer...