Transgender activist Yaya Mavundla stars in new show

April 8, 2021

Yaya Mavundla, 32, is known for her activism work through Transgender visibility and the Mzansi Queer Festival organiser will invite viewers into her home to zoom into her transitioning journey. 

This prolific award-winning activist, who is no stranger to television, will be seen followed by cameras to a number of emotional activities that are part of her transitioning journey. These will include the search for her mother who she never got the opportunity to meet. She will open up about the dynamics of dating as a Transgender woman and she tackles the unacceptance from society.

This 13-part reality show will, without judgment, delve deeper into the psyche of being a transgender person, as well as the barriers they need to overcome in order to live as their true selves.

Yaya Mavundla
Follow Yaya Mavundla on her journey of Becoming on Mzansi Magic.

“When I first received a phone call from Mam Basetsana Khumalo to be part of this show, I was in disbelief,” Yaya says.

 “I was so scared and excited at the same time. I sat and thought deeply and I realised the impact of my contribution to many Transgender people in South Africa,” Yaya adds.

 “This meant I have the opportunity to rectify many myths and further make sure Transgender people are visible. I realised this is not only for us Transgender people but for our families and society at large. Furthermore, it meant I will get the opportunity to learn much more about this journey.”

Viewers should expect an honest, thought-provoking and heartfelt show that will reveal all aspects of gender reassignment. From taking a closer look at the psychological impact and gender dysmorphia to hormonal changes and the emotional impact on each individual.

The Premiere of Becoming on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161 aired on 7 April 2021 at 8 pm. Be sure to catch the next episode every Wednesday evening at the same time.

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