Monika: Today’s interview will be with Kelly Pärlefrost, a content-maker on YouTube from Stockholm, Sweden. Going by the pseudonym “Yvette Tourettes” on her channel. Hello Kelly!
Now I'm going to school to get authorization for college studies so that I can become a pharmacist/chemist. I spend a lot of my free time on YouTube watching other peoples content since I myself like creating similar content. Besides that most of my time is spent being with friends, going out or studying.
Today, many years later I've come to the conclusion that I am what I am and that I should embrace it. It made me realize that all those years of struggling is a big part of me as a person. You could say that I felt kind of “embarrassed” over my transgender identity.
|At a cafe in Stockholm.|
I want to read her autobiography “My Story” but unfortunately I haven't yet. I think it's so cool that she was in a bond-movie and also the first trans-woman to pose for playboy! Love her hair also!
As a trans-person you get harassed a lot and in many different situations and it's rare that the assaulter gets punished. I know people that have gotten physically abused in broad daylight and thus going to court the guilty people never even got a penalty for what they did as a result of the poor judicial system.
Monika: What do you think about transgender stories or characters which have been featured in films, newspapers or books so far?
|Before a night out.|
That's also a reason I don't think we should be a part of their community because we shouldn't have to side with people that offends us and simultaneously pose as our allies. It just doesn't make any sense to me.
I must say though that make-up interest me more than fashion. With make-up you can do such unique looks and it can reflect your mood or a feeling. You can also represent a specific time or era with the right make-up look. It also makes you look more refined and fresh.
Then again there is a controversy around these beauty pageants, with people in the community. Some believe that it enforces a bad picture of trans-women, that we are just objects and that the only important thing is to be attractive or beautiful => Lower our human value in society and give a bad representation of who we are as people. I can agree to some of it to a level, but regardless of that, everyone has their own dreams and can make their own choices. All of us don't like the same things, it's something we just have to get over.
Monika: Many transgender ladies write their memoirs. Have you ever thought about writing such a book yourself?
|Classic Hollywood Starlet.|
I believe there's no one who go through life without being subjected to some sort of discrimination or unwanted opinions, but we still keep on living and fight for who we are! Some day it´s going to resurface anyways. Just do it, that's my advice.