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Once, long ago, Evie looked after "Barry" Obama, the kid who would grow up to become the world's mos



HEADLINE: AP Exclusive: Obama’s transgender ex-nanny outcast
CAPTION: Once, long ago, Evie looked after “Barry” Obama, the kid who would grow up to become the world’s most powerful man. Now, his transgender former nanny is living in fear on Indonesia’s streets. (March 5)

[Notes:Jakarta – 29 January 2012] [Notes:EVIE WALKING THROUGH SLUM, THEN IN HER ROOM, THEN WASHING CLOTHES] 66-YEAR-OLD EVIE WALKS THE STREETS OF HER INDONESIAN SLUM. SHE LIVES IN A TINY ROOM, SUBSISTING ON MONEY SHE EARNS FROM WASHING CLOTHES.
EVIE’S MEAGER EXISTENCE BELIES A STARTLING TRUTH. SHE WAS ONCE NANNY TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.
(NATS IN INDONESIAN)
EVIE SAYS SHE’S ALWAYS BEEN PROUD THAT THE PERSON SHE CARED FOR, DROVE TO SCHOOL AND COOKED FOR ENDED UP BEING NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD.
[Notes:OBAMA CAMPAIGN HANDOUT PHOTO OF HIS MOTHER, SISTER AND STEP FATHER] THE FUTURE PRESIDENT WAS JUST EIGHT YEARS OLD AT THE TIME. IN THE LATE 1960’S HIS MOTHER, ANN DUNHAM, MARRIED HER SECOND HUSBAND LOLO SOETORO AND MOVED TO INDONESIA. DUNHAM WAS IMPRESSED BY EVIE’S COOKING ABILITY AND OFFERED HER A JOB.
[Notes:EXTERIORS OF HOME WHERE OBAMA LIVED] FOR TWO YEARS, EVIE LIVED WITH OBAMA AND HIS FAMILY IN THIS JAKARTA HOME. BUT SHE THINKS THE YOUNG OBAMA DIDN’T KNOW ONE FUNDAMENTAL TRUTH ABOUT HER. BORN A MAN, EVIE IDENTIFIES AS A WOMAN.
(NATS IN INDONESIAN)
EVIE’S SAYS ANN DUNHAM MIGHT have KNOWN SHE WAS TRANSGENDERED, BUT SHE NEVER DRESSED AS A WOMAN IN FRONT OF YOUNG BARRY.
AND IT WAS A TIME OF BRUTAL DICTATORSHIP–WHEN SOLDIERS WOULD BEAT AND ROUND UP SO-CALLED “BANSHEES.” EVIE SAYS SOLDIERS ONCE SHAVED OFF HER LONG BLACK HAIR AND BURNED HER WITH LIT CIGARETTES.
EVEN TODAY, TRANSGENDERED PEOPLE HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME IN THIS LARGELY MUSLIM NATION OF 240-MILLION PEOPLE.
(NATS IN INDONESIAN)
THIS REPRESENTATIVE OF AN INFLUENTIAL ISLAMIC GROUP SAYS TRANSGENDERED PEOPLE ARE WRONG AND THEY DENY THE TEACHINGS OF ISLAM.
AND SO, EVIE HAS STRUGGLED THROUGH LIFE.
(NATS IN INDONESIAN)
SAYING SHE’S NEVER FOUND SUITABLE WORK SINCE OBAMA AND HIS FAMILY LEFT THE COUNTRY IN THE EARLY 1970S. BUT SHE SAYS OBAMA’S ELECTION GAVE HER A REASON TO FEEL PROUD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME.
MATT FRIEDMAN. ASSOCIATED PRESS.
APTN STORY NUMBER: 730987

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