by Hanna Torseke, the visual editor of The Queer Issue

Memory n° 1

In the summer of 2014, I found myself walking down the streets of Zanzibar extremely dehydrated. With the blistering heat hitting close to 40 degrees celsius, and the cultural taboo of showing female bodies freely in the town capital, I decided to exchange my plans to wear a bathing suit accessorized with a bucket full of ice, for a set of ‘male’ board shorts paired with a polo shirt, courtesy of my boyfriend at the time (to cover up my far too ‘sexually enticing’ knees).

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