“I was reprimanded like a child in front of people in the queue. They were interested in who I am in my life – and in bed. It was humiliating. I didn’t want to be rude, but I felt helpless in this situation. I was trying to prove that I am indeed a woman,” the athlete confessed. They made her uncomfortable in front of everyone.
Anna Turaeva, a famous 42-year-old weightlifter from Russia, experienced an uncomfortable moment when boarding a plane with the Russian airline Utair, from St. Petersburg to her hometown, Krasnodar, stopping through Moscow.
The athlete, who has a series of medals and records for being one of the best in her country, explained to LADbible how she was banned from flying. She pointed out the horror she had to live through when she was interrogated with intimate questions in front of the other passengers on board.
“I was reprimanded like a child in front of people in the queue. They were interested in who I am in my life – and in bed. It was humiliating. I didn’t want to be rude, but I felt helpless in this situation. I was trying to prove that I am indeed a woman.”
–Anna told LADbible–
The sportswoman, who has won the world championship six times and the European powerlifting championship ten times, had to undergo major changes because of the sport she practices. She decided to remove her breasts in order to compete in a more comfortable way, due to the strength she has to lift. However, she’s still a woman.
Anna lived through this incredible humiliation because the airline security personnel didn’t believe she was indeed a woman when she showed them her passport. She looked different and the airport staff found it strange. They asked her a series of questions to confirm that it was her, going so far as to question her about her sexual preferences.
Anna, despite feeling uncomfortable and humiliated, answered all the questions and explained to them all the transformation processes her body has gone through. She made it clear that she was a woman and that they had no right to doubt her.
After minutes of questioning and doubting her, the security personnel agreed to allow the athlete board the plane to go home.
“I did everything in my power to make them believe in my nature. Then a miracle happened, I was allowed to board the plane.
–she told LADbible–
Due to her bad experience and how violated she felt, Anna reported what had happened on her social media, talking about the events that had occurred at the airport.