Becoming Me

The first time I learnt about who Bubbly was and is was at
the age of 7.

It was the first time I saw women kissing.

I remember hiding behind a pillow because…

that moment was the most awkward but adrenaline filled I can recall.

My cousins and I spoke about it.

We called it “dilo tse dimaswe”; translated as things that are ugly.

Done by women, it was the worst.

I kept quiet as I heard my cousins ridicule those women.

Somehow, I felt an ache in my heart.

It felt as if they were attacking me.

But, at 7 I knew nothing.

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