- A 19-year-old woman known as @JasmineJabari has left her social media followers excited, noting the fact that she is brave
- In a post where she acknowledged her milestone, many joined her to celebrate her biggest day
- Some also recognised the young woman from school, encouraging her to ignore negative reactions and forge ahead
A Johannesburg-based transgender woman, @JasmineJabari, has taken to social media to celebrate her birthday and posted a new pic along with a throwback.
According to her profile, she is now known as to as @JasmineJabari and received plenty of warm wishes on her big day.
In a post shared on Monday, @JasmineJabari said she is turning 19 years and many could not believe her beauty. The lady posted on Twitter.
“Happy birthday to me, 19 years.”
Judging from the comments coming from all over the country on the post, which received 882 likes and 280 retweets at the time Briefly.co.za compiled this article, the lady is a hit on social media.
@MonareTaylor lambasted those who showed negativity towards the lady:
“Mara bafethu (but my friends), sometimes if you don't have anything nice to say rather just keep quiet and keep scrolling.”
“She deserves to feel special on her day. Happy birthday Jas. Hope you had a wonderful day regardless.”
“Wow, you are probably the most beautiful transgender I've ever seen. I can't even tell even after you've indicated that you are trans.”
“Happy birthday gorgeous. Ooh my word! I’m blown. So beautiful.”
@VusiN5 said he always thought being transgender has been a myth:
“Now I know. I thought it was a myth... But, it is real.”
@JasmineJabari responded to acknowledge the good messages:
"Arg I could never let trolls dim my day. I got everything I wanted today. Money, me time and shopping. People are honestly wasting their time. Thank you, lots of love."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported on a story where a 50-year-old Andrea Halliley came out as a transgender woman after her service in the US military, dumping the gender she was born with.
This website reported that Andrea, who is also a parent of three children, divorced her partner sometime in 2015.
Following her split, she is now an open-transgender woman in Durham and known as Andi; she works as a delivery driver.
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