|Pink is her color.|
I know for me, girls who have documented their transitions on YouTube have been so helpful as far as surgery, hormones, and getting legal paperwork fixed, as well as just sharing about situations that they have encountered. It really hits home and can relate to many people out there of all ages and all stages of transition.
I’ve been on hormones since I was 20, I’m currently pre-op and do wish to go through with the full Sexual Reassignment Surgery.
At that age, the feelings really started to progress and get stronger, which at about age 8 is when I started to play dress up with my mom’s clothes in her locked bedroom when nobody was around and it just felt instantly right.
Laverne Cox, Candis Cayne, Isis King, and Calpernia Addams are also great examples and living proof that barriers can be broken, even in the media and in television.
I also know many women whom I’ve had the pleasure of meeting through social networks who are trans-activists such as Paulina Ashley Angel, a transwoman from Indio, California who makes music as well as doing activism work with her university. Her area was working on LGBT Student Issues such as the FAIR Education Act: SB 48, and would often hold breakout sessions at student conferences about such issues, starting in San Francisco and the final in Sacramento. She is definitely someone I admire for doing what she does and trying to better things for our community who can use all the help it can get.
|Lady in black.|
I would have to say the hardest part of my whole transition has been just getting truly comfortable in my own skin, accepting the fact that being transgender IS different, it’s a beautiful thing, and just really owning my womanhood and knowing that I’ve come this far by following my heart, regardless of what other people may think or say.
|With her sister.|
It’s extremely important to let younger girls know that beauty isn’t everything, womanhood is not measured by your physical attributes or the amount of surgeries you’ve had, regardless of what stage you are at in your transition. “That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful” - Ninon de L’Enclos.
Society and people in general can surprise you, people whom I thought would react badly to me and turn their backs ended up being great allies and still are to this day. Life is short, live it authentically and wholeheartedly.
Life has ups and downs, I’ve mad bad decisions and I’ve made great decisions, the point is to keep living life and searching for your happiness. That too shall come and when it does, you will know it, you will be it.