We always try to embrace our imperfections and encourage others to love themselves just the way they are. We give advice to others to surround themselves with people who they are comfortable with without the fear of criticism and judgment.
Millennials may be perceived as over sensitive individuals but they are very accepting especially those of the LGBTQ+ community.
The 21-year old transgender, Marion Ricafranca Pasia would agree to this. Numerous people have been more supportive of her after her glorious transformation to womanhood.
Photos of the transgender’s before and after look were created as a form of a meme by the facebook page called Hugot Beki with a caption, “Baka yung [tinutukso] mo noon, pangarap mo na ngayon.”
The post gained over 22,000 likes and 8, 076 shares on Facebook at the time of this writing.
In the online interview with the Philippine Entertainment Portal, Marion sat down and shared several things about the photo.
She revealed that it was her friend, Paolo Dimaculangan who shared the said photos that have gone exceptionally viral on the social media.
“Actually my friend sent my photos to Hugot Beki just to feature my transformation in their page. Then Hugot Beki decided to put that caption to spice up the post, which is true on the other hand.” Marion had said during the interview.
Marion, the Laguna-raised-beauty has shared that she has had an identity crisis even as a child. She has always found that there was something wrong with her body. “Ever since I was a child, I already felt that I was in a wrong body.
I couldn’t express myself and holding back to the things that I could do to improve myself as a better person. It was hard, VERY HARD,” the transgender stated. “Of course, I think all members in the LGBT community have experienced being bu!!ied,” she added.
She then reminisced about the time how she was bullied in elementary. “My boy classmates pun ched me on the face and I fell hard on the ground. I was soft-hearted back then, I couldn’t tell my parents. I was afraid they would come to my school and scold my classmates who were [aggravating] me.”
The mal treatment continued until she went to high school.
“Some of them were still making fun of me, but not as extreme as my elementary days,” she said.
When she finally turned 18, she decided that it had to stop so she began to start dressing androgynously. By college, she started to wear girl’s clothes.
“Inunti-unti ko hanggang sa masanay yung mga classmates ko and my other friends, even my professors and dean,” she stated.
“I became more expressive and confident. I achieved so many accomplishments that I never knew that I can do. I became stronger because of those people who are trying to bring me down.”
In her final statement, she exclaimed in crowning happiness “Lastly, I bloomed!”