"For a year, I was in and out of hospital after I developed itchy sores. I scratched my scalp until it bled. I applied different scalp creams that were prescribed by the doctors, but my condition did not improve. My head was always bald and other learners mistook me for a boy.
"Moving from one family to another from the time I started school exposed me to ill-treatment and later led to depression. My father was a missionary worker who travelled throughout the country, while my mother was in a mental institution after she had a nervous breakdown.