Nomsa Buthelezi. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES)
Cape Town - It’s not easy for many to come out to their families because of fear of being rejected by those they love.
"My mother once said to me, 'Nomsa stop living your life for people and embrace who you are. Sometimes you get into relationships because you are scared we are going to judge you. I gave birth to you, I know you. I know you are attracted to women and that’s okay. You are still my daughter'," remembers the mother-of-two.
"My mother was right. I felt like I was living for everyone. I kept thinking 'I am a mother, a daughter and community leader. I can’t let these people down'," she says.
When she stopped thinking about everyone and focused on herself, happiness found Nomsa.