I realized I was trans just a few years ago when I was 37; before then, I had no idea that that was the cause of my life long depression and restlessness. It was only through viewing some of the stories of other trans and non-binary people that realized what they were later in life that it all finally clicked into place and this is a major reason I try to share as much as I can.
I’m a big proponent of all of us sharing our unique stories, even if that doesn’t play into the neat narrative that we sometimes get boxed into. The more we all share, the more of a full picture gets painted of the entire community.
For me as a teen, I was heavily involved in the local music scenes, which was great in letting me play with androgynous presentation, but also led me to think that that’s all it was – a presentation. Challenging perception of my gender was never really considered in my youth. As such, a lot of my habits around that were kind of played off as me being ‘quirky’ vs actually being something deeper.
The concept of being non-binary (the label androgyne specifically resonates with me) was also incredibly freeing and an important step in my journey. I feel completely able to be open about who I am and what I like and that I do not fit neatly into a binary gender.
In just a few short years, I’ve been able to start HRT, complete a legal name change, complete one gender affirming surgery and I have FFS scheduled for next month. I also have become far more connected with the local, national and worldwide trans communities and been able to meet amazing people.
My advice is to listen to yourself over all others. Other community members can be a fantastic resource, but at the end of the day, only you truly know you. Also, you can realize that you’re trans and come out at any age; it’s never too late!
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