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There is a disconnect between the mind and body - A transgender woman's journey exposes her to the difficulties experienced by her community

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A young Phumelela in Grade 1
A young Phumelela in Grade 1
Supplied: Phumelela Nkomozake

"My journey started, as [far back] as I could remember, being a young child growing up and always noticing that there is something particular about you or that you really do not find yourself comfortable in your own body. It is feeling in a particular way that there is a disconnect between your mind and your body."

These are the words of 24-year-old Phumelela Nkomazake, a transgender woman from the Eastern Cape whose personal journey towards affirming her gender led her to discover that the journey was more than just about her, and that it was one that the transgender community experiences as a whole.

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