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Candy Lee - Transitioning from bullied kid to wrestling champ

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Leilani Tominiko watched wrestling to escape transphobic bullying as a child. The ring became her "happy place".

Now, she's a grown woman and has realised her dream by becoming the professional wrestler Candy Lee.

A new short documentary, directed by Roberto Nascimento and made for the fourth series of RNZ's Wireless Docs, tells her story.

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Luv her, luv her accent, luv that video she made encouraging Lola Starr

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Such a great mini documentary!

Can someone make gifs of her posing in the rainbow dress?

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I had not heard of her prior to today, but what an inspiring story. Keep slaying!

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I hope to one day see a Trans wrestler in WWE but I honestly don't think the crowds/universe would be very nice about it

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1 hour ago, CroNich said:

I hope to one day see a Trans wrestler in WWE but I honestly don't think the crowds/universe would be very nice about it

I could see Candy in the MYC. The Full Sail crowd is pretty supportive.

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4 hours ago, CroNich said:

I hope to one day see a Trans wrestler in WWE but I honestly don't think the crowds/universe would be very nice about it

Me too, but I'm scared that the willfully ignorant transphobes of the crowd/universe would still see her as a heterosexual man and would harass/threaten/bully her on social media. These people would also complain about "male on female violence" and "unfair advantages". Here's what transgender mma fighter Fallon Fox went through when she was an active fighter. Just read the comments.

 

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those shots of her watching her younger self and vice versa were so cute

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This is so well put together :crying: her story is very inspiring.

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Good for her for living in her truth, and living out her dream. 

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