A reality television starlet, the
former transgender Big Brother contestant lashes out at falsehoods -claiming
her to be dead- doing the rounds on the Internet.
Rebekah Shelton is very much alive. Says who? None other than Rodrigo Lopes.
On what authority? The same as you’d have if you heard alarming falsehoods about yourself!
She is a 32-year-old proud transgender who was born Rodrigo Lopes but underwent a gender transformation surgery to become Rebekah Shelton.
She has now posted online that she is very much alive and gearing up to take legal action against those who initiated the perturbing news.
Those who are not familiar with her, can benefit from a little account of her life so far.
Born on the first day of the last month of the year 1985, Lopes hails from Brazil and has been educated at the prestigious Leeds University.
She changed her gender to female in 2014 and has no regrets save one - that her family would reconcile with her.
It has been a heart-rending journey of grit and determination to find her true self. She has revealed that prior to going under the knife she was forced to abandon her family and turn to streetwalking for a living.
She was 25 when she went into deep unconsciousness owing to the abnormal growth of brain tissue.
Her family had rallied together to beseech well-wishers for their prayers and support. She overcame it with her usual resilience and is now in good health.
She has spoken at length about the challenges of changing one’s complete identity…right to the gender.
Revealing that falling hopelessly in love with a man some time ago was the primary reason for changing her identity.
She has moved on since then and they are no longer together.
The year 2015 was a tough one for this brave girl. She developed suicidal tendencies and shared them on the internet where she received over-whelming support from her well-wishers.
She’s a star in the truest sense of
the word and is a living inspiration to all those who wish to cast away social
stigmas, embrace their differences and live life with their heads held high.
Based on materials: mirror.co.uk