Very late to this party, but let me add my thoughts on the topic.
I have always known, or felt, that I was supposed to be a girl. That knowledge followed me all my life.
While recovering from open heart surgery several years ago, I came face to face with the knowledge that I was transgender and needed to surrender to the woman who had always been inside. So almost two years ago a transitioned to living as that woman. My life prior to that was that of a person forced to play a role and pretend they were a male, a role I never fully succeeded at. I recently found out that I am an intersex person, an intersex female.
So I knew that I was a trans woman, and now I know I actually am, a woman.
Ms. Lauren M