Meet Sethesha: Transgendered and Trying to Break into Hollywood
Stories about hopefuls flocking to Hollywood for a chance in the entertainment industry is nothing new. And while it's not unheard of, seeking that chance as a young transgendered person presents its own challenges and opportunities. For 21-year-old Sethesha, who moved here four years ago with those aspirations, Los Angeles feels like home no matter what she's doing.
"I didn't come here to be a huge star, I came here to do what i love to do. I knew L.A. would give me the opportunity to indulge in more culture than just cows and grapes," explained the native of rural Windsor in Sonoma County. "Don't get me wrong, I love my bohemian culture, but my heart is here."
Part of her past entertainment work was with a program at Children's Hospital called Tranny Rockstars. The HIV prevention project involves transgender women aged 16 to 24. "I'm not just an adult telling them what to do, I'm a kid just like them going through the same things that they're going through," she said in a 2007 interview posted to YouTube.