I am Laura. I am 53 years old (well, will be very soon) I always thought I should have been a woman since the age of about 5. I remember vividly crying because I would never be a girl.
I dressed in my sisters clothes when no one was around and then as I got older bought my own, felt guilty, purged and then started again. I just made do with my male body and have lived a male life, but with feminine thoughts.
I am being true to my real self and admitting I am a trans woman and am starting to see what help and support is available. I am not thinking about surgery at present, but I would like to have a more feminine body shape and look.