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    25 Queer Women Remember The First Time They Kissed A Girl

    "It was the longest short kiss of my life."

    Take a minute and think about your very first kiss. What did it feel like? How did it happen?

    "Kissing a girl for the first time is the exact moment many women confirm — or finally understand — who they are and who they are meant to be kissing," reflects Jen Sheridan, the filmmaker behind the documentary series I Kissed a Girl.

    Sheridan attempts to capture this unique moment in her series, which features real women sharing their own experiences. The women in the series are all Southern, as the Tennessee filmmaker reached out to her local community on Facebook first. "We also filmed at Nashville Pride in 2014 and got some of our best interviews there, just by walking up to women and asking if they wanted to participate. Some great stories couldn't be shared on camera, unfortunately, because so many in our community aren't out publicly," she told BuzzFeed News.

    "Some of these women have paid a high price for kissing a girl, acknowledging they are gay, and being out. Some have been ostracized from their families, their churches, their friends. What was clear to us as we were filming is that for every woman in our series, whatever the cost for kissing a girl — it was worth it."

    Here are 25 women from the series reflecting on the very first time they ever kissed a girl.

    1. Sabrina, 29 (first kiss at 27)

    2. Mikala, 23 (first kiss at 20)

    3. Chris (age not given)

    4. Bridgett, 35 (first kiss at 19)

    5. Bridgett, 31 (first kiss at 28)

    6. Terri, 49 (first kiss at 19)

    And on the first time she kissed a boy?

    7. Ramona, 40 (first kiss at 14)

    8. Megan, 24 (first kiss at 13)

    9. Jennifer, 33 (first kiss at 21)

    10. Melissa, 32-years-old (first kiss at 25)

    11. LaQuita (age not given)

    12. Anje (age not given)

    13. Caroline, 27 (first kiss at 25)

    14. Lüra, 23 (first kiss at 13)

    15. Jay (age not given)

    16. Leigha, 28 (first kiss at 24)

    17. April, 35 (first kiss at 18)

    18. Laura (age not given)

    19. Kacey, 31 (first kiss at 21)

    20. Rachel, 22 (first kiss at 11)

    21. Diane (age not given)

    22. Paige, 25 (first kiss at 19)

    23. Mel, 36 (first kiss at 20)

    24. Niki, 41 (first kiss at 21)

    25. Penny, 35 (first kiss at 19)

    All the episodes of I Kissed a Girl are available here.