Evie, a transgender male met Ann Dunham, Barack Obama’s mother, at a cocktail party in 1969. The eccentric lady who had arrived in the country two years earlier after marrying her second husband, Indonesian Lolo Soetoro, soon hired Evie (also known as Turdi) after tasting one of her outstanding meals.
For Evie, now just trying to earn enough to survive each day on Jakarta’s slum streets as a launderer, the American election victory itself was enough to give her a reason – to finally feel proud.
“Now when people call me scum,” she says, “I can just say: ‘But I was the nanny for the President of the United States!'”
This story affirms that greatness can be delivered from the hands of any spirit purposed to make a difference, no matter who or how. It is bigger than the comprehension of wo/man. Society must learn to get out of the way and let the natural and unnatural order of things commense.