When I first started transitioning, I didn’t have any support from family and friends. All I had was my life savings, making video updates and hope for a better future. I was running out of options and I wanted to try everything I could before calling it quits and possibly taking my life. It wasn’t a want – it was a need.
It all started with a testosterone shot in the leg, but, over time, this journey turned into much more: I made friends. I connected with others who were taking on the same journey and found a large community. My family eventually came around and started to use my new name and pronouns. I shared my knowledge through blogging and YouTube videos. A life, which was once a far-off dream, soon became possible. As I kept going further into my transition, I knew what I had to do. I had to share my story and be the person that I needed when I was first starting out.
I’m here to give hope to those who believe that being their authentic selves (whatever that means to you) isn’t possible. As someone who used to be in position, I’m here to tell you – no, show you – that it is possible.