I am a woman.
I am also a man.
The title of my piece comes from the fact that I am transgender.
I have never had a male body.
I identify as a woman and that is who I am.
It is my body, not a man’s body, that I choose to wear.
As a transgender woman, I am constantly thinking about my body.
As I get older, I feel like I am getting more comfortable with my gender identity.
The fact that people in general have never been more aware of trans issues and the growing number of trans people in the US, is inspiring.
The reality is that I’m still in shock over the deaths of Kate Steinle, and the San Francisco shooting.
But I am finally feeling some of the joy of being a transgender person.
I was born female and I have a female body.
But when I am with people, I like to have a male persona.
I don’t really like to look like a man because I am still evolving as a person.
Being transgender is something I have always had to work through, but now I am feeling like I have something to hold onto, like I can just get on with my life and get on and not worry about what people are going to think about me.
Being a trans woman has taught me that people are more accepting and kinder when I present myself as a female than they are when I look like an effeminate man.
That has been incredibly important to me.
I’m glad to be in the spotlight now.