Lulu, age 5
Victoria, BC, Canada (1965)
At some point, my mother gave up trying to dress me like a proper little girl for everyday wear. But then school came and spoiled all that.
I would tear my dress off the minute I got through the door at home, leaving a trail of clothes behind me.
I left elementary school as a happy heterosexual, and went that way through high school. And, on to a marriage and having my own daughter.
But today, I'm the happy little lesbian I feel I was born to be. Thankfully, these days, there is more freedom to be a square peg that doesn't fit into a round hole...