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Sports Illustrated Just Featured Their Very First Transgender Woman In Their Swimsuit Issue And Here’s What She Has To Say

Taking to Instagram to share the news, she said, “I am excited and honored to be part of the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.”

“The team at SI has created yet another groundbreaking issue by bringing together a diverse set of multitalented, beautiful women in a creative and dignified way.”

“I was born trans in a remote, humble fishing village in northern Brazil.”

“Brazil is a beautiful country, but it also hosts the highest number of violent crimes and murders against the trans community in the world—three times that of the U.S.”

Instagram; Valentina leans in front of a window, above

“Being trans usually means facing closed doors to peoples’ hearts and minds.”

“We face snickers, insults, fearful reactions and physical violations just for existing.”

“Our options for growing up in a loving and accepting family, having a fruitful experience at school or finding dignified work are unimaginably limited and challenging.”

You can follow Valentina on Instagram here.

Bre is a female millennial go getter residing in New York. One part entrepreneur, one part geek, she obtained her degree in Textile/Surface Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology.

She has held some exciting roles in both fashion as a designer working for brands like Victoria’s Secret and Henri Bendel, as well as in ad tech working for publishers like Ziff Davis.

Today she operates Chip Chick Media which reaches millions of women each month.

Bre is passionate about teaching women how to build a business and be an entrepreneur, in addition to keeping her readers informed of the latest technology trends and exciting products to improve their lifestyles. 

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