Interview

At Pussy Party, There’s No Room to Be a Dick

Pussy Party is Johannesburg's progressive, femme-friendly monthly party. We caught up with the founders.

A couple of years ago, I was convinced that a night out with the fellas was the epitome of a good time. That being the only woman in a group of guys was less taxing than, say, a drama-filled girls' night out. I felt safer and more comfortable around the fellas, like they’d offer some sort of protection from the nasty creeps who frequent the watering holes of Braamfontein (I was wrong in so many ways).

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Youth and Freedom According to Young South Africans

We asked young South Africans “what is youth?" Here’s how they responded.

Freedom, like youth, is a precarious thing. As young South Africans we're told we are free and equal. In reality, it feels like we've been sold a dream, a dream that lacks context. We spend our days and nights trying to give the dream context, trying to make sense of our freedom, of our youth. We go to events like the Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival in the hopes of validating the dream by sharing experiences of freedom with other young people. Myself and photographer Siya Mkhasibe asked young South Africans at last month's Basha Uhuru fest in Johannesburg "What is youth?" Here’s how they responded.

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