Geena Rocero: Why I must come out
Fashion model Geena Rocero was born with the gender assignment "boy," yet from a young age she knew she was a girl.
She moved to the United States, legally changed her name and went to New York to pursue modeling.
After she became a successful model she found a new purpose. And that purpose is to be a voice for the trans community. It took Geena a long time to 'come out' to friends, colleagues and even her agent.
She said, "Because of my success I never had the courage to share my story... Not because I thought what I am is wrong but because how the world treats those of us who wish to break free. Everyday I am so grateful because I am a woman. I have a mom and dad and family who accepted me for who I am."
Now, her story is an inspiration for others, and hopefully, a step forward for the LGBTQ community.