Gizelle originally comes from Bangladesh. But for some time, now, she has made her home in Australia. Living in Sydney, she has worked as a hairdresser. Like many other transgender people, she has simply sought to have a normal life, confident and self assured in her true and real identity. That is what brought her to having gender confirmation surgery. Subsequently, it has also allowed her to branch out in life and seek a little glamour in public, too.
As her move from Bangladesh to Australia already indicates, Gizelle is willing to take up new experiences in life. That is why while living in Australia, she also decided to participate in the Miss Transsexual Australia Pageant in 2018. Such an experience was more than an opportunity to more firmly affix who she was in her body and mind. It also gave her new insight into the experiences of the other contestants. Partly as an outgrowth of these events, Gizelle decided to have gender confirmation surgery at Kamol Hospital.
“I was a little bit scared and nervous,” admitted Gizelle, when she first arrived in Bangkok for her surgery. After all, she had come to Thailand all alone and knew very little about the city or its culture. Her reception in Thailand and at Kamol Hospital, however, made all the nervousness quickly disappear. She says she found in the hospital a place that was geared to taking complete care of people traveling on their own or with family and partners. “When I had my surgery,” she says, “I was overwhelmed with the love, support, and friendly attitude I got from the staff.”
In the aftermath of her surgery, Gizelle realizes she has strengthened herself. And she is more confident. So much so, in fact, that she now wants to participate in other pageants. She affirms the idea that being normal can also mean being extraordinarily special as well.