Over the years I have written four letters to The New York Times.Two of them were published which shows that my view points were taken into consideration.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

TRANSGENDER WOMAN TO COMPETE FOR MISS UNIVERSE!

The New York Times- Raphael Minde.

MADRID — Asked when she first realized that she was a girl, Ángela Ponce answered with her own question: “And when did you first know you were a boy?”

After winning Spain’s national beauty contest last month, Ms. Ponce will become the first transgender woman to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. But she is also on a mission to challenge traditional concepts of gender and beauty, as well as to break down what she sees as unacceptable barriers in the fashion industry.

“Having a vagina doesn’t make a woman,” she said in an interview. “Even if many people don’t want to see me as a woman, I clearly belong among them.

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