Recommended Reading: Child icon of Hurricane Katrina speaks on being transgender – NY Daily News

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 year since Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and surrounding areas. Now comes an interesting story about the transition of one of the Hurricane ‘ s most remembered voices. Here’s the story from Rachel Blinder of the New York Daily News. Continue reading this article by following the link at the bottom of this post…

Charles Evans, 9, became the face of Hurricane Katrina while he was stranded in the Superdome.  Arianna Evans became famous at age 9 and discussed her journey after Hurricane Katrina 10 years later.

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Arianna Evans said she is happy being her real self. -- Photo via The New York Daily News

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, the 9-year-old who became the face of the tragedy has transitioned to living as a woman and is finally back home in the Big Easy.

In the days after the storm, Charles Evans was stranded outside the Superdome, alongside thousands of others who had lost their homes, when an NBC cameraman approached the smart, chatty child.

“We just need some help out here,” young Evans said, face pressed close to the camera. “It is just so pitiful. Pitiful and shame…. We have over 3,000 people out here with no home, no shelter. What are they gonna do? What we gonna do? Take a look at all of this. Now what they gonna do if the hurricane come again?”

Evans was catapulted into fame, appearing onstage at that year’s Emmy Awards and getting interviewed by numerous national news outlets for years to come.

Now at age 19, Evans is being her true self: Arianna.

Evans began living as a woman and taking hormones in May, she told NBC News

Continue reading this article here at New York Daily News:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/child-icon-hurricane-katrina-speaks-transgender-article-1.2340530

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