He is not as popular as Miss Sahara.. But Noni Salma is one transgender lady that has made waves on Social Media.
Noni Salma used to be a Nigerian Entertainment Journalist.. and he was based in Lagos State.. Not until he left Nigeria, studied filmaking and transitioned into a woman.
He was previously known as Habeeb Babatunde Lawal… After his transition, he’s now known as Noni Salma Lawal.
Sharing some photos on his Instagram page few weeks back, Noni describes his life as a well-fulfilled one as he wakes up eeryday grateful to God for seeing the light.
He reflected on his First two month of transition, how difficult it was to step out being a woman, how difficult it was to face the world and even more. In his words:
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 #