Sahhara, a Nigerian transgender woman, has written a long post on social media counseling other transgender women on how to change their bodies while sharing her personal experience.
Sahhara revealed that she spent the night in the hospital after undergoing corrective surgery with the drains still attached on her Instagram story. The surgery was to correct some pain and mistakes she made during her journey into womanhood.
They go through hell to be their actual selves, according to her, and it’s a shame that some people minimize their identities without understanding what it takes to be who they are.
Sahhara shared images of herself on her hospital bed, wishing that they never had to go through what they have, and advising her trans sisters not to make the same mistakes she did because she wanted to fit in.
The following is an excerpt from her report:
Please be patient; don’t rush into stuff your body will naturally make. It takes years to become the woman you truly are; it’s a marathon, not a sprint.
‘Those who rush blindly inevitably fall,’ my grandmother used to say. So think ahead and WAIT! Take advice from the sisters who came before you; unlike you, I didn’t have any, but you do.
I’d be happy to be your Guinea pig so you don’t have to waste your life in haste and despair.
I’ll be in the hospital until my condition improves enough for me to return home. Thank you everyone so much for your sweet remarks; I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness and concern… I adore all of you.
Take a look at her posts below.