A transgender woman from High Wycombe has made it her aim to end discrimination against fellow trans people.

Tia Latham, 29, who starred in the ITV reality TV show, ‘Survival of the Fittest’ back in 2018, revealed that as a transgender woman, people look and treat her differently which has impacted her mental health.

The 29-year-old attempted suicide on Boxing Day and is currently undergoing therapy.

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Speaking exclusively to the Bucks Free Press, Tia said: “I have got a lot of big things plans for 2020 and you’ll see a lot more of me.

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Tia Latham (Instagram @officialtialatham)

“I’ll be doing a lot of activism work because there needs to be a voice in this area for trans people like me because we are not different to anyone else."

During her teenage years, Tia had an operation to stop her testicles from twisting and at the age of 17, she was diagnosed as intersex after it was revealed that the model had the XX chromosomes.

This meant that despite having the male reproductive organs, Tia was genetically a female.

Following on from her transition, Tia started to work as a model for companies such as BabeStation, Playboy and Red Light TV respectively, where ‘men would call me up and say how beautiful I was’.

This gave Tia ‘salvation’ as a woman.

But despite having a supportive family and a strong social media presence, Tia was, and still is, a victim of discrimination.

The model has been physically and verbally attacked in separate incidents across High Wycombe and London, and she hopes that she can make a difference in how transgender people are pictured in society.

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Tia now lives in London, but regularly visits High Wycombe.

She said: “I don’t want to be labelled.

“At the end of the day we’re all human and I think labelling people will just cause more segregation.

“We are no different to anyone else as we do everyday things, so why are we being looked differently?

“We go on holiday, we go shopping, and sometimes, we even pop down to the shops to get bread and milk!"

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Tia Latham (Instagram @officialtialatham)

Tia also revealed that being transgender has led her to get a number of male admirers, but she vehemently said that she does not want to be looked at as a sex object.

She continued: “I don’t like it when people have fetishes over transwomen because I don’t feel like I’m there to be sexualised.

“When it comes to my identity, that’s not something that can be sexualised because it was very hard for me growing up to find that within myself, so I don’t see how you can sexualise something like.

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“Of course, other transwomen might like that and that’s fine because that’s their life but for me personally, I don’t like it.

“My transition from boyhood to womanhood shouldn’t be sexualised.

“I have had married men come up to me, knowing that I am trans, trying to pursue me and that’s something I’m not OK with.

“And there have been a few occasions where I’ve bumped into these men with their wives knowing that when their wife's back is turned, the husband is trying everything they can do to sleep with me.

“This is not OK.

“At the end of the day, I just want people to understand that people who are transgender are no different to everyone else and we deserve the same respect that anyone else would get.

“Before you know it, we’re all going to die and nobody is going to look at us and go gay, white, straight, trans, black, male, Christian, Jewish, Muslim etc.

“They’re going to look at us as white skeletons so I’m hoping to change the way people look at trans people.”