Trans Awareness Month w/ Cosmopolitan

Trans Awareness Month w/ Cosmopolitan

It’s trans awareness month! The truth is, a lot of us transgender women are misgendered in media or boxed into stereotypes of being just about bodies or surgeries or comedy. I hope that this Cosmopolitan interview (that’s now featured in series!) about discrimination, bullying, identity, etc will enlighten that we’re just normal humans living our lives and creating our own stories.

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As my friend said, speak your truth even if you’re voice shakes. It was nerve-wracking speaking about this in front of the #funfearlessfemales, but I know that cisgender women could understand us easier than others. Thank you Ysa of Cosmopolitan for allowing us to articulate who we are! Personally, I appreciate how they have helping us spread gender sensitivity in this country.

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Watch the series of videos they’ve released, featuring 4 other transissies, Janlee and Lui (my talented Dollhouse sisters and former office mates), and 2 others that I’ve just met but used to idolize because of their smarts and bravery in spaces like the corporate and computing world where we wouldn’t usually see trans people, Heart Dino and Em Millan.  =)

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  • Rhen Estillero

    November 26, 2016 at 2:26 am Reply

    I have to admit, some of the things you girls said in the last video, I’ve asked and said to some of my trans friends like “Mas babae ka pa sakin . I never meant to offend anyone with my questions. Now, I know better. I think the the Philippines still has a long way to go before we truly, and fully embrace the LGBT people. Ngayon kasi, as an observation, it seems like our society only “tolerates” but not really treating the LGBT people as equals. But with awareness, understanding and education, we will get there, slowly but surely. BTW, you girls are all gorgeous! Also, have you experienced any changes with regards to how SM treats the LGBT people? I remember that incident you’ve shared before and I know you had a talk with them but i’d like to know if changes were really made.

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