Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Iris Sahhara Henson to Represent Nigeria at Transgender Pageant in Philippines

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Nigerian transgender Iris Sahhara Henson, often referred to as Miss Sahhara, has announced that she will be representing Nigeria at a transgender pageant - Super Sireyna - holding in the Philippines.

Miss Sahhara says the pageant is to showcase the creativity and inner beauty of participants.

Ms Sahhara says if she wins the pageant, her legacy would be to campaign for the acceptance of transgenders;

"I will do all my best to teach people more about transgender issues, who we are and where we come from because there is this huge misconception around the issues that surrounds transgender people. We are not to be afraid of. We are not immoral. We are human beings, we have blood running in our vein and we pray you give us the chance and understanding and love that you give your fellow human beings because we are one of you" she said.

On who her role model is, she said;

"I think my role model is my mum. My mum is a single parent and she brought myself and my younger sister up. She gave us the best education. My mum is very intelligent and she always tells us to go back to school, lets study, lets get all our degrees"

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