Transgender individuals just want to live authentically.
My soul is filled with hope today, but also sadness.
Sitting in my father’s living room, I study and ponder its contents. I am surrounded by his life. This room is steeped with his presence even in his absence.
“I know I would be healthier if I were thinner, and I know I have to take responsibility for my body and my health; I just wish I could somehow disconnect my feelings about my outer shell with my inner self-worth. I have to learn that I am beautiful in my own way...”
“While in the hospital, she received no PT or OT to help keep up her muscle or bone strength. She was not allowed to leave that room at all. I could hear the frustration in her voice as she tried to shrug off the idea that, ‘No one wants me.’”
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