Oh my, this hits so close…and everyone that responded seemed to have different feelings about how they feel or even define isolation. I use that term all the time, feeling as Haley is sometimes so alone and isolated, not even receiving much acknowledgement that she even exists. I didn’t understand for so many years, thought hooking up would make me feel less alone and would somehow validate her existence and femininity, when all it did was exacerbate my loneliness. As a man, everything is wonderful…family, friends…but very few know Haley. Maybe a dozen, maybe. But I am learning to talk to others about how I feel, I have a couple of allies that I share my pics, thoughts, feelings with and they in turn accept me, mostly because they too believe that gender is not as defined as some would like to think it is. Isolated…maybe for now but I am slowly awakening.