Monika: Today it is my pleasure and honour to interview Giselle, a young video blogger that documents her transition on YouTube. Hello Giselle!
I am a pretty open minded and an easy going person. I have many interests such as traveling, fashion, make-up, and photography. I try to live my life to the fullest and be open about learning new things.
Transitioning is a very complex process physically, mentally, socially, and even legally. Watching other girls who shared their experience helped me tremendously. It was nice to know I wasn’t alone. I was inspired by these women who have such courage to share their stories to the public despite the hardship of transition. I just wanted to do the same and help others.
I once heard someone say that it is natural for human beings to fear or dislike something that they do not understand. I am hoping that with more visibility, it will provide some education for people so they understand what transgender is and is not.
However, that being said, I do want to stress that we still have a lot of work ahead and a long way to go.
Just the other week, I saw an article about a transgender teen who committed suicide because of rejections. Not too long ago, I saw another article about a transgender woman being murdered for simply being herself. This goes to show that yes, we came a long way, but we still have a long way to go.
Monika: Are there are any transgender ladies that you admire and respect now?
|Courtesy of Giselle.|
If you ask my friends, they will tell you that I am very girly and can’t keep my hands off dresses and skirts which are true to an extent haha!
But for every day wear, I do like to keep it simple with just simple dress or t-shirt with jeans. Black and red has been my favorite colors so far.