After many wanderings, Aaicha went to live in Amsterdam and once said in an interview that she really suffered because the police liked to chase after her and her transgender girlfriends. It was forbidden in those days (the nineteen fifties and sixties) to wear ‘clothes of the other sex’ in public.
When she was at last able to change her sex, halfway through the nineteen seventies, she received a passport which stated female. With this she went to the police and said ‘I’m female now, you can’t stop me any longer’.
For many people in the transgender community, Aaicha Bergamin is a transgender pioneer. Not a role model but a witness from the days when there was no place for transgender people in the community. Meanwhile, the first transgender people are welcome and work for the police throughout The Netherlands.