A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Author: Sami S

A black-and-white photo of a hand resting by an elbow, holding a cigarette. The nails are painted in a dark solid colour.

Voices: Unscripted

She leans over casually, across me, and rummages in her bag for a moment. I push away the spark of hope that had crept over me when she turned towards me. My heart sinks even further when I realise what she's pulled out - a cigarette. As she casually holds one end to her lips…