He was presumably born a boy but grew up as a girl. Alas! George became Georgina. Confusion in this story does not take away my interest in hermaphrodites, (people born with two sex organs) and later grow up into women as a result of sex change perhaps due to dominant female genes, upbringing or reasons best known to them.
In Africa, a continent filled with everyday tragedy, the subject of sex change is unheard of. Hermaphrodites at birth were traditionally thrown in the river, split into two or cast away together with their mother unlike Australia which has just welcomed transgender people in passport application as indeterminate sex. It was Georgina’s experience that led me to an online journey, a discovery that few minds could find comfort in and internet succeeded where most had failed.
Georgina was intensively bombarded with hurls of insults by many who previously knew her sexual orientation. Apparently, her female genes were dominant and having been brought up as a boy during her teens, she woke up one morning to cramps and heavy menstrual flow as her breasts subsequently grew larger and larger. She evidently turned out female and an expensive surgery had to be conducted to save her face. Toothless and dejected, she was psychologically distressed. We can talk about her emotional turmoil until the cattle come back home but she sought refuge working at a tavern, as drugs and alcohol took the best of her. In the quest of helping her, I begun an online research landing on several women empowerment organizations which could particularly have her story out as well as ground research.
I landed on this site after receiving a Facebook inbox from an organization that has done a good job in advocating for women empowerment IRI (International Republican Institute Uganda) as regards participation in Voices Rising, a few hours before registration deadline and immediately joined the site. I must confess to the fact that this is the place I always longed to be so that I could learn, share and connect with many. My personal vision is a realization that our dreams are too big for us to grow in them. Nothing is too good to be true and my dream of seeing Georgina’s untold story out to a wide audience particularly comprised of women, mother’s of the universe is out and hoping that people will have an empathetic perception towards the few in Georgina's shoes.
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