- Letoya Makhene Pulumo has opened up about blossoming into an out-and-proud woman
- Letoya started off by explaining the judgement she has received since coming out as gay
- Doing what she felt right, despite what anyone had to say, is what got Letoya to where she is today
Mzansi actress and singer Letoya Makhene Pulumo came forward to speak about what it is like to come out and be an open member of the LGBTQ+ community.
Taking to social media with a lengthy post, Letoya started off by explaining the judgement she has received since coming out. Letoya does not let these people make her feel any different or ashamed of who she is, it is their battle to fight.
“People have chosen to judge me because I have chosen to live my life My Way. People who have absolutely no understanding of even their own journey and where it is taking them have chosen to play God and point fingers at me.”
Being true to herself is what Letoya is about and that is what motivated her to leave her marriage and own who she is. It was a tough road, however, it was necessary. Everything Letoya has done in life, she has done with pride no matter what others have said.
“Well I have chosen to follow my heart and sometimes I have made bad choices. But in everything that I’ve done, I’ve always been true to Myself. I’ve always lived in My Truth.
“When I was 18 and answered to my ancestral calling, I was told to hide it from the world because it would ruin my career. Still... #IDidItMyWay.
“I was told to not leave an unhealthy marriage because “Mosadi o tshwara thipa ka bogaleng.” Well I’m alive and still have my sanity today because... #IDidItMyWay.”
Letoya ended the post by highlighting how happy she is now and how her fearless choices are what got her to where she is today.
“I met an amazing yet complicated Womxn along my journey of life. I was told by many that this would ruin my career and that it should never come out. I tried to imagine myself in this “secret relationship” and the complexities of not being able to FREELY be me and to PROUDLY Love this amazing soul by my side.
"Gosh... just imagining this huge “secret” literally sent my body into a state of heaviness. I knew immediately that harbouring such a secret would do me more of an injustice than simply living in My Truth. I defied everyone around me. #IDidItMyWay.”
Fans took to the comment section to let Letoya know just how proud they are of her and how her story is inspiring.
@in_the_kitchen_with_nkuli: “My favourite couple, I admire you, love and kisses.”
@agricia_gasa_feldman: “I just love you.”
@positivegp: “We that your people for lighting up your path Gogo. Finding one’s way is never easy but being true to self leads to fulfilment and owning each choice.”
Briefly News previously reported that Letoya Makhene is happily married and enjoying her nuptial bliss.
The smitten actress took to social media to share a beautiful photo of herself and her wife in wedding attire. The pair were wearing white clothing embellished with traditional decorations. She captioned the picture:
"How precious also are Your thoughts to me... How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand. ~Psalm 139:17-18. Love You, Lebohang... more than life itself."
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