Welcome to my place!
My intention in writing this site is to provide a forum for me to document my life and experiences.
Although to a large extent I'm doing this for my own benefit (I rather enjoy writing), I also hope
that sharing my experiences and feelings will help and entertain others.
A little about me
Describing who we are is a difficult thing to do at the best of times. There's so much to tell!
Before I really start waffling I'll tell you a little bit about myself. To start with, I'm a post-operative transwoman. Although I was born physically male, my mind and emotions are female. It took me 28 years to come to terms with this, and when I did it tore my family apart.
It's amazing the effect this admission has on people. Most will express sympathy, or be bemused or confused as to why anyone would want to go through the upheaval, risk and cost that's part of my everyday life. A very small minority will be openly hostile - but I'm glad to say that I haven't experienced that directly so far. Regardless, I hope that I can help you understand the plight of myself and those like me. There are far, far more of us than you think, and at the end of the day we're just ordinary people at the end of the day.
The way I am was caused by a birth defect (I just thought I was weird until I discovered that), the medical name for which is Gender Dysphoria. It's a truly horrible condition which is often made far worse by society's perceived lack of understanding and prejudice. Even today, many transsexual people attempt (and all too often) succeed at suicide, or are victims of transphobic violence. I'm one of the lucky ones.
I won't dwell further on that side of my life except to say thank you to all the friends who've supported me over the last few difficult years. You know who you are, and I know I couldn't have made it this far without you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Enough about gender for now. Welcome!
About this site
I originally created this site to document the journey I was undertaking, and help others on the same path. I've always intended that as my life moved on after transition and surgery its focus would change to encompass the rest of the my life. Nevertheless, the TS support information will always be there for others who need it or want to learn.
A few of the pages you might want to check out are:
Finally, I should say that I intend to keep adding more to this site so please come back and have another look in a little while. In the meantime, why not push a pin into my GuestMap and show me where you are in the world?
Take care and God Bless,