Happy birthday to the lovely Marie-Pierre Pruvot, also known by her showgirl name Bambi. She is a talented entertainer, author, and teacher – and an absolute inspiration. A transsexual pioneer, Marie-Pierre transitioned when very young – in the 1950′s. She performed in a transgender showgirl revue at Le Carrousel de Paris for approximately 20 years and went on to become a professor of Literature in 1974. She still teaches to this day.
“My childhood, although rather happy, was partly wasted, as far as I remember, by the conflict between my will to be a girl - and even the certainty that I was one forever - and the eyes of others on me, the words of others around me, all the obstacles of this reality opposed to my inner truth.”