Much of what Dana says is an exact echo or carbon copy of my experience except I was always quite feminine which got me into a lot of trouble in school. I was a favorite target for all the ‘jocks’, and almost all of my friends were girls. I used to pray the same prayer and knew I was supposed to be a girl. The reality is that we are born transgender, and some of us come to that feeling, understanding or knowledge at an early age while others don’t come to an understanding until their later years. You’re not weird or abnormal or mentally ill, you are transgender. It won’t go away, you can try to ignore it, deny it, but it is as much a part of you as your arms and legs. Please feel free to reach out to us, we are here to help you in any way we can. We’ve all been down this path and have each come to our own understanding of who we are and always have been.
Ms. Lauren M