I’ve always said I have been blessed since birth. From the parents I was born too. To the extended family that has always accepted me. To my core group of friends that I’ve known since kindergarten.
I don’t have your typical trans story for my generation. As I came out and transitioned no one in my family once bat an eyelash or made any comments as I started my transition back in 95. I’m from the don’t ask don’t tell era. But it was never a secret not was it ever truly a surprise that I was living my true life.
They say mothers always know. Such was in my case as well. Although I had the ideal childhood losing my father hit me hard and I ended up getting into some trouble. So much so I landed in the custody of the California Department Of Corrections for three years. All three of those years in a Male institution.
Getting out coming home was the best feeling I’ve ever experienced. And in my 42 years of life. I haven’t experienced that same feeling again. I’m a free Spirit and being confined for that time was not easy. I say all this because at the core of my life the main thing that has been consistent in my life is love.
Anything we face be it alone or as a group as long as we have love we can get through it. Be it love of oneself. The love of our family ( be it blood or chosen) the love of our friends. Especially in this current political climate we must love each other. Respect one another. United we stand divided we fall. XOXOX
Strong, loud, proud, trans woman.
Gender ID : Trans woman
Age : 42
Location : Stockton, CA