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She underwent gender reassignment surgery in 1994, but knows there will always be people who refuse to accept her as a woman and who will disagree with her choices, including her own mother.
"I guess my mother wanted one of her sons to become a lawyer or a doctor.
It's also not about someone's sexual orientation or being a transvestite, which is someone who dresses in clothing of the opposite sex.
The term transsexual is a medical reference for transgendered people who seek medical treatment to become the gender they identify with.
Esther, the mother of Soweto student and model Vanya, a 23-year-old transgendered MTF (male to female), writes: "Please just let your children be who they are, you shouldn't let your children live the life that is not theirs." Morgan says there's long been a need for accessible, non-academic literature on transgendered people.
There's also a need to clear up misconceptions - like being transgendered is not being intersex, which is being born with sex organs that are not clearly female or male.
What it speaks to is the fact that there are deeply personal experiences and variations, even when commonly used terms are applied.Morgan says common experiences, especially in the years before information was available on the Internet and before apartheid ended, are transgendered people's profound sense of isolation, feelings of being different and having few resources and little support.