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.