The first time I got my period I knew what it was,
But I also knew and prepared myself that I must hide it and not tell anyone.
My aunts and uncles used to humiliate us a lot when we’re young.
They used to say that they would marry me off to the guy who cleans their cars,
And I used to believe them and cry.
When my curves started to appear,
My aunt started commenting on my breasts.
One time, she grabbed one of my breasts and bullied me in front of the family.
Her excuse was that she wanted to make them laugh.
I tried to escape the bullying by hiding my breasts.
I soon got my period
I used pieces of clothing and tried to hide it,
And I used to steal pads from my mother and aunts.