|A promotional photo that Rica did for|
a pageant. Shot by: Cholo Dela Vega.
|Her graduation photo. She had to|
petition and fight for her right to be
allowed to present herself as a woman
in the yearbook and in graduation
Most of our government officials do not separate church and state– Just like Manny Pacquiao, who has a seat in the Philippine government and commented that people of the LGBT community are lower than animals.
A recent example would be Jennifer Laude who was murdered by an American soldier, Scott Pemberton, and was victim-shamed and was blamed for deserving to be killed for being transgender or for pretending to be a woman.
|LA Pride 2015.|
With numerous endorsements and covers from magazines, from TV appearances and movies, she truly is someone I admire and respect. She has proven that transgender women can be mainstream media, and that transgender women can be successful.
Other transgender inspirations I have would be Laverne Cox, Geena Rocero, and Trixie Maristela.
|She is a volleyball athlete, she used to be a varsity|
player for her school.
Monika: Could you tell me about the importance of love in your life?
For more information about Rica, check her pages on YouTube and Instagram.