I am transgender.
I am not choosing my gender.
I am choosing to show the world, on the outside, who I have always been on the inside.
For reasons we have yet to fully understand, my physical being does not align with my mental being. The mismatch causes near constant mental distress, resulting in depression, stress, anxiety, and emotional disconnection.
My choice to transition is me choosing to live. To live authentically as the only person I’ve ever truly been and ever truly will be.
I know who I am. I am showing you who I am. I am happy to be me.
I didn’t say this was easy.