It’s been two years since I removed my masks and showed the world whom I truly was. I feel immensely proud being the transgender woman I am. I had to lose everything in order to be me. I had a bad first year as I adjusted and came to terms with my gender dysphoria. Also getting a severe spinal injury didn’t help.
This year I have slowly been stabilizing and redirecting my life and now have direction and purpose. I feel really good and confident about where I am at. The only thing wrong in my life is my spine injury.
I have gained many new friendship’s and supports since the start of this year and that’s been really positive. I now have a stable housing arrangement, surrounded by close friends.
To all the friends and family who have stood by me through all of this. Who have held me whilst I was a mess on the floor, who helped me up after my stumbles, supported me in any way, shape or form. Who are not afraid to walk down the street with me and been seen in public.
Know that you have positively re-inforced my life and I care and love you deeply for it.
There are no words in the english language that I can use other than to say I thank-you from the very bottom of my heart.
I am looking forward to the next year and I have lots of hopes and dreams that I feel I can accomplish with the most important one being that I heal my spine and move on from this injury.