Yaya Mavundla, 32, is known for her activism work through Transgender visibility and Mzansi Queer Festival organiser will invite viewers into her home to zoom into her transitioning journey. This prolific award-winning activist who is no stranger to television will be seen followed by cameras to a number of emotional activities that are part of her transitioning journey which includes: the search for her mother who she never got the opportunity to meet, and she will open up about the dynamics of dating as a Transgender woman.
This 13-part reality show will, without judgment, delve deeper into the psyche of being a transgender person, as well as the barriers they need to overcome in order to live as their true selves. “When I first received a phone call from Mam Basetsana Khumalo to be part of this show I was in disbelief,” Yaya says. “I was so scared and excited at the same time. I sat and thought deeply, and I realised the impact of my contribution to many Transgender people in South Africa,” Yaya adds. “This meant I have the opportunity to rectify many myths and further make sure Transgender people are visible. I realised this is not only for us Transgender people but for our families and society at large. Furthermore, it meant I will get the opportunity to learn much more about this journey.”
Viewers should expect an honest, thought-provoking and heartfelt show that will reveal all aspects of gender reassignment – from taking a closer look at the psychological impact and gender dysmorphia to hormonal changes and the emotional impact on each individual.
Catch the Premiere of Becoming on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161 from 7 April 2021 at 20:00pm.
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