Nigerian trans woman, Noni Salma Lawal,who was once known as Habeeb Batunde Lawal, has shared a message celebrating her transformation on Instagram.
Salma Lawal was once a Lagos-based entertainment journalist went through the transgender transformation after she traveled out of the country and became a filmmaker.
Read what she wrote below:
“Trans day of visibility. Everyday I wake up, I am grateful for seeing the light and for answering it. For the gift of courage tobe in spite of what was at stake.””No one really fully understands like a trans person, the dysphoria and the disconnect between our true being and what the world thrusts on us.””I remember the first two months of transition. Stepping out of the door was hard. Going out and facing the world was even harder. I was able to prevail and getto the point where I’m more comfortable.””I don’t hide my transness and I don’t ever intend to. I am proud of my journey and my path to womanhood. Every time I see a trans person online or in person I feel this happiness. Because we aren’t going to live low. We are living and livingin bold colors.””This is a journey of a lifetime and I’m glad to be living it. Thanks to the friends who support me, even the ones online. Your support and love is all the affirmation I need when it gets tough. Andit does get tough. But it is worth it. Living my authentic self is worth it.#transdayofvisibility #transisbeautiful#girlslikeus #”
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