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From the series Beyond Gender.
After suffering through a particularly difficult childhood and youth in which she tried to understand â€œthis situation of mine that came with the chipâ€, only ten years ago Zalma Ahedo began to assimilate that this â€œnot knowing why I was what I wasâ€ was called gender dysphoria. She informed herself, went to therapy, and today, is following temporary hormonal treatment, reaffirming her heterosexual preference and has stubbornly gotten the support of her parents, her son who is a college student, her couple, family and brothers, making them understand that she is only trying â€œto be herself, because I am transgender, hetero, not by choice, but by birth, like an left-handed person in lifeâ€¦something that has been difficult for them to accept, but even more so for me.â€ In her earlier life Zalma was a pilot with a long career in commercial flying. Today she is dedicated to professional model airplane making.
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