Ahya Simone doesn’t particularly like the word transition when she describes being a transgender woman.
Simone was born and raised in Detroit. From an early age she was drawn to the performing arts, singing in church choir and, eventually, while attending Cass Technical High School in Detroit, learning to play the harp.
But it wasn’t until she was in college at Wayne State University that Simone decided it was time to get real, and start living her truth.
Here's a video of Ahya Simone performing with her harp.