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Akola Thompson

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I AM a privileged person. My entire life, I have been provided with economic, educational, familial and other forms of social security. Even if...

THE best thing about being a writer is that I have documentation of everything I have written. The worst thing about being a writer...

Vagina. It has always been a word that rolls off the tongue a bit too awkwardly for me. It has always struck me as...

THE Ministry of Education has completed their investigation into Coen Jackson and has handed the case over to the police. They have found the...

THE complacency and silence of our people are currently our greatest weaknesses. This has never been truer than in recent days. Several days ago,...

Postpartum depression- this term often brings up confusion and fear amongst those who hear it. For some reason, it has gained an almost ominous...

IN the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal rocking Hollywood, the hash tag #metoo was started. Those who made use of it...

NEIGHBOURING Brazil holds the world record for hate-based LGBT murders. In 2016, over 300 hate killings were recorded. That roughly translates into one LGBT...

ONCE again, we have lost another life to suicide. The reason this time appears to be one that is wrapped in homophobia and the...

CLOSE to a week ago, I lay in bed watching cartoons when I heard screaming. It jolted me, but I didn't immediately get up....