By Kaya 959 Entertainment
Actress Letoya Makhene-Pulumo says she is living life her own way regardless of what people think about the choices she makes.
“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,” she writes on Instagram.
The former ‘Generations’ star says she has always lived her truth.
“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.”
Told to hide ancestrial calling
Letoya, who is also a trained sangoma, answered her ancestral calling when she was 18. People told her to keep it a secret.
“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.”
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On embracing her LGBTQI+ identity
Letoya also opened up about her relationship with her now-wife, Lebo Makhene-Pulumo. The couple tied the knot in a beautiful traditional ceremony in December 2010.
“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,” she says.
But Letoya says she decided to live in her truth no matter what the costs.
“Gosh…just imagining this huge “secret” literally sent my body into a state of heaviness. I knew immediately that habouring such a secret would do me more of an injustice than simply living in My Truth. I defied everyone around me #IDidItMyWay.”