Newly sworn in temporary Opposition Senator, Jowelle de Souza is Trinidad and Tobago’s first Transgender woman in Parliament – this move has created history for the twin island republic.
However since holding the post as Opposition Senator, Ms. de Souza has tagged a number a world leaders and prominent names through the globe; this move has come with heavy criticism from locals.
@JoeBiden Dear President Biden we the people of Trinidad and Tobago have made history as our government has appointed the first woman transgender to the senate Ms Taylor Jowelle De Souza can you send some congratulations to our people thanks you
— jowelle de Souza (@JowelleDeSouza) February 18, 2022
While de Souza’s intentions may be with good faith, some have ridiculed her actions, calling it a desperate attempt for ‘congratulations and attention’.
Screen grabs of her Twitter mentions have already made its way on social media.