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Joshua Muyiwa

Joshua Muyiwa is a writer and poet. He currently writes a weekly column titled “Gazing Outwards” for the Bangalore Mirror, a city newspaper on issues of race, sexuality, police violence and change in the city of Bangalore in India.

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Who Run The Instagram Live? Girls!

Posted Fri 22 May 2020 - 15:00 | 1,417 views

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Shakespeare wrote most of his plays during the bubonic plague, and now women and queer artists use the internet and social media to open up spaces for marginalised communities and bodies.

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No Photos Please: Dating & Hooking Up Via Grindr And Notions of Self-Worth

Posted Fri 18 Jan 2019 - 11:11 | 3,078 views

The second in a series on queerness and privacy, this article explores the relevance of what is legally understood as privacy in the lives of queer people and communities living in the "global South". In this article, the contradictions between online dating for queer and gay people and the precarity of their daily lives is explored.

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Queerness and Privacy[1]: Baby I Love It When You Never Hold Back From Me

Posted Sat 15 Dec 2018 - 07:24 | 2,984 views

What is the social and cultural understanding of privacy? In the wake of the judgments on decriminalising homosexuality and assuring people of their right to privacy, one writer ponders on the value of privacy in relation to the lived realities of queer and gay people.

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Flesh rather than word

Posted Tue 19 Dec 2017 - 11:51 | 4,777 views
In 2017 the Independent Expert for Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression and the Yogyakarta +10 principles acknowledged the specific social, cultural, health and other issues that are faced by those who are gender non conforming, and non-binary. This article looks at the online lives of those who challenge, play with, question and disrupt the gender binary, and do more - who are visibly and...