Monika: Today’s interview will be with Fiona Solis, a model and business woman from the Philippines. Hello Fiona!
|In a forest.|
Monika: What did you feel when you were finally a woman?
Fiona: I am extremely happy and totally contented of who and what I am today.
|At the stairs.|
Fiona: It will be a long discussion of the society to fully accept transgender persons. But I am happy because I know it is gradually happening.
Monika: We are witnessing more and more transgender ladies coming out in USA. Unlike in the previous years some of them have status of celebrities or are really well-known, just to mention Lana Wachowski in film-directing, Jenna Talackova in modelling, Kate Bornstein in academic life, Laura Jane Grace in music or Candis Cayne in acting. Do you have similar transgender celebrities in the Philippines?
Fiona: On my personal view, we need to have a law that protects transgender women from cases like that.
There should be a fair, sufficient and effective implementation of the law for the problem of transgender injustice to be resolved.
Fiona: No. Beauty cannot be measured through gender or sexual orientation. It is a matter of how you inspire and influence people.
|Style and beauty.|
Fiona: Yes, I like fashion. It usually depends on the occasion but then again, I always make sure that I am comfortable of what I am wearing.
Monika: Are you involved in the life of your local LGBT community?
Monika: Many transgender ladies write their memoirs. Have you ever thought about writing such a book yourself?
Monika: Could you say that you are a happy woman now?
Monika: Fiona, thank you for the interview!