Echoes of a silenced girl

I saw thousands of woman take to different social media platforms to share similar experiences of the harassment, violence they had encountered at the hands of their lovers, brothers, friends and fathers. This play was inspired by the events that took place after the death of Karabo Mokoena at the beginning of 2017. Once something…

Ugly Girls Go Last…

Originally posted on Madiba says…:
On Saturday, 2 September, I was part of a panel discussion with the talented Swankie Mafoko that was hosted by Black Girl. Fat Girl. Magazine at Jozi Book Fair in Newtown. The panel interrogated the representation of black womxn in mainstream media. Generally, I don’t accept these kinds of invitations because I…


The star of ‘Inxeba’, Niza Jay, an actor and activist, hung out with us and took some dope images.

Inxeba – The Wound. A love letter.

by Tutu Zondo

This film is a huge leap for the types of stories that aren’t being told in our country – rich, diverse stories that begin conversations, stories that make you look at yourself, look at your community, your traditions.

Bul-lets Campaign

This August, Gun Free South Africa, Black Girl Fat Girl Magazine, Sonke Gender Justice and the Reeva Steenkamp Foundation collaborated on a Women’s month campaign with the aim to raise awareness about gender-based violence in our country.
By Alexia Roussos

Send Nudes.

Yolanda Mazwana is a visual artist (from Jo’burg ,South Africa) who submitted this piece of work to us for our Black Girl Fat Girl Month!!
Thank you Yolanda.

Basketball, boys, and that weird feeling at the pit of ones stomach

by Siphumelele Garry Chagwe, the founder and editor of BGFG.Women are taught to be small. We need to aspire to be small in size, in character, even our feet and hands are judged on how small they are. We’re “supposed” to be compact, pocket size, forgetable.
We’re everything but.