Asides from that... well, I've told my life story at least four times, on an internet forum, on my website, in an email to two friends of mine, and finally out loud to an audience of around forty people. Each time, it was a way of processing, releasing my shame about the darker events, and connecting with people. I ended up writing the book simply because it was a story I had, and I thought it needed to be told. Of course, I have ideas about how it could be helpful in different ways too, but my original plan wasn't so specific as that.
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We later broke up, and I moved to Berlin and found a new partner, who was genderqueer and was one of the first people to really understand me on this level. My family wasn't a big influence on my transition though.
My favourite trans representation so far is Sophia in Orange Is The New Black. Not because she is an amazing character, but simply because the fact she's trans doesn't seem to be the absolutely central element of how she is shown.
From there on, I'd love to expand my writing projects, and eventually earn a full living from them. I also have a board game I want to design. There's so much to do, I just need to find the energy to do it!
All the photos: Courtesy of Sophia Gubb.