May 23, 2017

My transgender journey from the Philippines to New York

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This story begins on a beach in Tulum, Mexico, last October. It was my 30th birthday, and I was dancing on the beach with my then partner. As he spun me around, he asked me, ‘What does turning 30 mean to you?’ I replied, ‘It means letting go. It means no more secrets.’

I’d spent 12 years building a career as a model in NYC. Prior to that, I’d immigrated to the US from the Philippines. In between, I’d gone to Thailand for 2 major surgical procedures that transformed my body physically into what emotionally I’d known since I was 5 years old — that I am a woman.

 

Article by Geena Rocero
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to spin (somebody) around (v.) to turn round quickly once; to make somebody do this
to immigrate (v.) to come and live permanently in a country after leaving your own country
surgical (adj.) used in or connected with surgery
procedure (n.) a way of doing something, especially the usual or correct way
emotionally (adv.) connected with people’s feelings

 

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