Entry Title: "Wannaros"
Name: Bobby Vila , Australia
Category and Expertise: Personality|Lifestyle|Deeper Perspective, Professional


Entry Description: Amongst the darkly lit rooms and cockroach infested floors of Thailand’s Cabarets was where I met Wannaros, a Ladyboy born in Hat Yai. Wannaros was the first born son, giving her a close bond with her Father. Her Father took an interest in boxing and hoped to share this interest with Wannaros. However, growing up Wannaros started to take hormes to become who she was on the inside. Her Father gave in to his suspicions and along with a source from a family friend, he began to beat on Wannaros at the age of 15 in the hopes that his little boy would return.

Story: Amongst the darkly lit rooms and cockroach infested floors of Thailand’s Cabarets was where I met Wannaros, a Ladyboy born in Hat Yai (Songkhla Province). Wannaros was the first born son, giving her a close bond with her Father. Her Father took an interest in boxing and hoped Wannaros to purse a career in this industry. However, growing up Wannaros started to take hormes to become who she was on the inside. Her Father gave in to his suspicions and along with a source from a family friend, he began to beat on Wannaros at the age of 15 in the hopes that his little boy would return. One day after being hit by her Father, Wannaros ran away to stay at a friends place. During her stay Wannaros tried everything possible to get in touch with her masculine side, in the hopes that she could return home and make her father proud. After the 7 months Wannaros decided she could not stop her change of becoming a women as she knew it was who she really was inside. Her teacher, whom she’d become very close with, bought her a ticket to Phuket where she went to work at her friends Family Mart. Here she saved money to pursue her dream of becoming a designer. Shortly after Wannaros was introduced to the Cabaret where she saved enough money to buy her family land and restore her ties with them. Her Father still does not speak to Wannaros in almost 10 years, yet she knows he misses her.

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