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I am Proud of My Journey and Path to Womanhood, Noni Salma, Nigerian Transgender Woman Says.

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Noni Salma, Nigerian transgender, formerly known as Habeeb Babatunde Lawal who decided to leave Nigeria to become a transgender in the United States speaks out on how it feels to be a transgender.

“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 transgender person online or in person, I feel this happiness. Because we aren’t going to live low. We are living and living in bold colours. This is a journey of a lifetime and I’m glad to be living it.” She wrote.

Trans day of visibility. Everyday 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 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 get to 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 living in 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. And it does get tough. But it is worth it. Living my authentic self is worth it. #transdayofvisibility #transisbeautiful #girlslikeus #

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Noni, during an Interview with Joy Isi Bewaji last year, when asked how it feels to be a woman had said:

“I have been a woman all my life. I was born a woman. It was more of accepting myself. My gender has never been in question. I was just scared of living in Nigeria while being a woman in a man’s body. I have never been a man. I don’t know what being a man feels like.”

Noni Salma
Noni Salma

Turns out Noni is enjoying her transgender life.