If you run into Sona Avedian, you would have absolutely no idea that she is actually a former US Marine. Then again, that’s not even half of her incredible story. You see, Sona was born male. For most of her life, she lived as Matthew Avedian.
According to Sona, she was only four years old when she realized that her gender identity didn’t conform to the body she was born with. She felt like she didn’t belong in her own body. Sona knew she was female even at that young age. However, Sona’s conservative family didn’t quite know how to deal with her predicament. They didn’t exactly give her their support.
Growing up, Matthew struggled with his secret.
In her interview with UK-based news site Independent, Sona recalled,
“I was seven when my mom caught me cross-dressing. Devastated and ashamed, it turned into my deepest, darkest secret for 23 years.”
Matthew was a handsome young US Marine.
Despite feeling conflicted, Sona did her best to be the typical boy and, later, the typical man. To suppress her real identity, she did everything that average males would do — including getting married to a woman named Lucy and becoming a father to a baby girl. In fact, she went beyond that. “I was following the American dream,” she explained.
He bulked up and got hitched.
As Matthew, Sona joined the US Marine and served six combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. During this period, she put on a lot of weight and muscle. Matthew was a very intimidating man at 238 pounds.
Finally, in 2012, Sona decided that she could no longer bear to continue living life as Matthew. She told Lucy about it. It was devastating news for Lucy and they got divorced in 2013. Fortunately, they have remained friends for the sake of their daughter.
Here’s how Sona’s look changed in 15 months due to hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Upon her revelation, Sona’s transformation began. She underwent hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and, later on, surgeries. Her ultimate goal was to look like how she felt inside.
Sona can now smile at her past.
Today, with her transformation complete, Sona declared,
“Personally I’m much happier, I don’t have any conflicts with who I am.”
Sona’s daughter has no recollection of her as “Matthew.”
Best of all, Sona reveals that she has a great relationship with her five-year-old daughter. She told UK-based news site Mirror,
“My daughter and I are awesome, she adores being around me. She only remembers me as a woman and I love how we interact, we are so much alike.”
Sona wants to tell her story to serve as inspiration for other transgenders.
Woman Walking on the Beach Stumbles Upon Bottle with Man’s Ashes
Judi Glunz Sidney found a most unusual plastic bottle as she was picking up trash along the beach in Florida.
It was the habit of Judi Glunz Sidney — one of the owners of the Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel and Resort in Key Colony Beach, Florida — to pick up any trash that was left on the beachfront. One day, as she was doing this, she picked up a plastic bottle. She was about to put it in the trash bag when she noticed that there appeared to be money and something inside it.
At first, Judi thought that it was just another plastic bottle thrown by careless people. However, upon closer inspection, she saw that there was something that appeared to be sand inside it, as well as some pieces of paper and some money.
Judi and her new "friend."
Pregnant Woman Tells Her Mother She’s Pregnant… Everyday!
Her mother rejoices and claps each time she hears the news.
Pregnancy announcements are always exciting. Remember that viral video when mom-to-be Alexa Goolsby decided to break the news to her parents through a “Whisper Challenge” game? Her dad’s reaction was epic! He was obviously thrilled about the thought of being a grandfather. Also, who could forget about the story of Brianne Dow who surprised her husband through a sweet photoshoot. That was touching, too.
Now the video you will see below isn’t only heartwarming but heartbreaking at the same time. When Christine Stone, 38, learned she was pregnant with her first baby, she naturally wanted to tell her mother about the happy news. The catch here, however, is that Setsuko Harmon, her mother, suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease. So Christine decided she had to let her know about it in a special way -
Setsuko Harmon, 77 years old, is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.
Meet “Tree Man”, A BIG Gorgeous Hunk Who Became A Hot Male Obsession Online
Everything about him is BIG.
The internet will never run out of the next online sensation. Remember cashmeousside girl? Nothing or no one escapes the scrutiny of netizens and tweets and posts start to spread like wildfire, a new “It” girl or guy is born.
Danny Jones, aka Tree Man, is the biggest thing to hit the internet, and we do mean BIG. I mean, just take a look at this guy!