I want to be “real” in the sense that I look like your neighbor who didn’t spend hours applying makeup or has had a lot of expensive plastic surgery. Someone you get to know well enough that you are able to have very frank and honest conversations about things you wouldn’t dare ask most other trans people.
|Photo taken at the Aloft Hotel in Downtown Orlando by Meredith|
Talusan to accompany her Buzzfeed article on the Pulse tragedy.
Monika: What was the hardest thing about your coming out?
|Femmes and Follies show at|
The Honey Pot in Tampa, FL.
I have also sung with Orlando Gay Chorus, including at a vigil held after the Pulse Nightclub attack here this past June, and helped with additional fundraising efforts after Pulse. I guess you could say my name is known around town in those circles.
|Melody Maia's Facebook.|
Monika: What would you recommend to transgender women that are afraid of early transition, discrimination and hatred?