Tapiwa Lapidos shares her transitioning journey

Story Author(s): Ayanda Dlamin

News Source: Swaziland Observer

Publication/Broadcast Date: November 15th, 2020

Country(ies): Eswatini (Swaziland)

City(ies): Mbabane

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Story Summary:

Before we even indulge on Tapiwa Lapidos’ journey of transitioning, you need to understand what is Transitioning.

Topics: Discrimination and Good News

LGBTQI+ Identities: Trans/gender nonconforming/gender diverse

Journalistic Issues: Journalistic approach is fair, balanced, objective, Language/terminology is inaccurate/misused but with no apparent malice, LGBTQI+A voices are sufficient, Negative myths/stereotypes are effectively challenged, and Visuals/photos are affirming and relevant

Rating: 2

Rating Rationale:

This is an affirming article that does a decent job explaining the transitioning process (though the author’s interpretation of that is still pretty binary, and phrases like “trapped in the wrong body” should not be used unless a source says it). The story is rather divorced from the Eswatini context (Tapiwa is in the US, and many of the options available to her there would not be found in Eswatini).

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