Jowelle De Souza has finally decided to try her hand at politics.
The community organiser and activist has announced her decision to run for the San Fernando West seat as an Independent candidate.
She made the announcement via her Instagram page this morning, after attending a ribbon cutting ceremony on the 126th anniversary of Naparima College.
De Souza is well known for being an activist for gay and transgender rights and animal welfare, and is a strong supporter of the development of San Fernando.
She will be the first transsexual woman to run for a seat in Trinidad and Tobago’s political history.