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Articles by Jaiyah Saelua

An Open Letter from a Samoan ‘Caitlyn’- Jaiyah Saelua

Jaiyah Saelua is the first "transgender" soccer player to compete in a men's FIFA World Cup Qualifier in 2011, she was featured in the award winning documentary following her American Samoa team, "Next Goal Wins". With the recent media buzz of American olympic athlete Bruce Jenner's transition gracing the cover of Vanity Fair magazine, she writes an open letter on the subject of fa'afafine, and the third genders in Samoa and the South Pacific to her community.
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