Nigerian pioneer transgender, Toni Salma (formerly Habeeb Lawal) says she is proud of her journey to womanhood as she celebrates her Trans Day of visibility.
She took to her Instagram page to celebrate her change of gender and said she was able to fully appreciate herself after the transformation.
She wrote; “Every day I wake up, I am grateful for seeing the light and for answering it. For the gift of courage to be in spite of what was at stake.”
“No one really understands a trans person, the dysphoria and the disconnect between our true being and what the world thrusts upon 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 get to the point where I am more comfortable. I don’t hide my transness and do not ever intend to.”
“I am proud of my journey and path to womanhood. Ever 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 living in bold colors. This is a journey of a lifetime and I am glad to be living in 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. But it is worth it. Living my authentic self is worth it.” #transdayofvisibility #transisbeautiful #girlslikeus