Doğa Asi Çevik who said “Trans people are born twice; once from their mothers and once from themselves” has passed away due to complications after her gender reassignment surgery.
Source: Yıldız Tar, “Trans aktivist Doğa Asi Çevik hayatını kaybetti”, (“Trans activist Doğa Asi Çevik has passed away”), kaosGL.org, 21 January 2015, http://kaosgl.org/sayfa.php?id=18541
Trans activist Doğa Asi Çevik, who provided peer consultations at the Trans Consultation Center Association (T-Der) passed away on 20 January 2015 due to complications after her gender reassignment surgery.
It was stated that Çevik contracted an “unidentified hospital microbe” and had difficulties breathing due to problems in her lungs after her operation in Antalya.
Çevik had recently left T-Der to complete her gender reassignment process. Lawyer Sinem Hun will follow the legal process in case of neglect in her death.
“Trans people are born twice”
T-Der activist Deniz Eren Mutlu wished condolences to everyone during a statement on Çevik’s death:
“I won’t use too many words. Yes, Doğa is no longer here. I can’t make sense of it. She used to say, “Trans people are born twice; once from their mothers and once from themselves”. But time did not let her be born twice. In her death, she got the body she wanted, that would complete her. This was the only thing that made her happy. This was her wish and she was very clear about that.”