Bio: A transgender woman on her journey. I'm telling my story so that you can understand me, become informed, become a friend, challenge prejudice, question everything. I'm here as a last resort, after exhausting myself trying to conform and finally giving up, not to curl up and die, but to be reborn as my true self. Don't mistake my anonymity for cowardice. I've arrived at this point by ditching my denial, which was suffocating me and I feel wonderfully liberated for doing so. I'm so happy I'd love to shout about it, but those I love and who love me might feel frightened, vulnerable, lost, even bereaved, and they deserve the time and space to come to terms with my change.