Saturday, June 15, 2013

an Editing of Listiyaningsih's post

This is an editing of Listiyaningsih's posting from:
Which originally entitled         
"He" is Beautiful

Gone to Bali for the last two weeks for an important agenda, Mas Dalih, our creative writing lecturer, sent his friends Mbak Abmi to substitute for him. She had come as a guest speaker before. As I mentioned in my previous post, one Monday she played the movie Bag It which we had to review. Last week, she brought a guest, a beautiful guest with long hair, a pointed nose, and a proportional body. She sat in a back row. She might appear as a woman, but something unusual about her. I kept wondering if she was actually a “he”. To our surprise, Mbak Abmi mentioned that she was a waria.

  Her introduction began with her name, Olivia Sonya Aresta which ushered us into her world. A nocturnal world whose residents are notoriously known as waria or transvestite. Born in Klaten, she is now living in Yogya, her home since her vocational education. However, her jobs outnumbered her homes. She did odd-jobs like being a volunteer for PKBI (Persatuan Keluarga Berencana Indonesia), a seller of online shop and rather specialized jobs such as a bridal make-up artist.

 To be accepted by her family and finding her identity are her list things to do for her homework, she struggles through it because her mother still can't accept her as a waria.

From Klaten to Jogja, she moved on. She told us that in the past, she felt comfortable when played around with girls than boys, this moment led her to be girly and caught also mocked by her friend in Senior High School (SHS) when she dressed up like a girl. That was the reason why she decided to Hijrah to Yogyakarta. 

She felt Yogyakarta has different ambiance than other cities. She traveled around Solo, Bandung, Jakarta, Bali, but she found out that Yogyakarta is her soulmate. She also became a volunteer in Bantul, Yogyakarta after Earthquake. She wants to help people, especially, against HIV AIDS. She also wants to prove that the identity of waria is not a mere marginal society but they have real contributions to this world by doing something useful. 

Her beauty inside, give me so much inspiration..

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