I wanted to take this opportunity to share my story of finding my true self. My story is like most girls, but I had the advantage of living in a much more accepting time. I knew at a young age that I was a girl. I suppressed these feelings until I was 15 years old when I started sneaking into my mother’s closest to explore the wonderful world of femininity. For two years, I hid my dressing (or at least I thought I did).
One day, out of nowhere, my mom sat me down and asked if I had any idea why she was missing some items from her closet. She knew that it was me. I told the truth that day and I fully came out to my mom. I shared the depths of my desires in the best manner I could. Luckily, my mom was very accepting and the only change she requested was that I stop borrowing her things. How lucky could I be?
We immediately established ground rules that I would only dress when we were at home and if no one else was present. Since I wanted to start my own wardrobe, we went shopping together. As part of this trip, my mother arranged for a private bra fitting for me. I am lucky to say that my mother bought me my first bra!
At this point, my desire to live fulltime as a girl only grew. One of our family’s customs is my mother giving everyone a new pack of underwear as a Christmas present. Well my mom must not have been thinking because my gift was not the usual boxers, but a pack of PINK panties. My father was very disturbed as to why his son had been gifted girl’s underwear. This led to a long discussion with my Dad and brother of how I felt I was a girl. While my dad was accepting, he was not happy about the way he found out. Slowly, I began to acquire the wardrobe necessary to live full time as Savannah. My mom was a great help – she shopped with me often and helped guide my decisions. Eventually, I perfected my look, became comfortable using the appropriate mannerisms and presenting as a girl. This led to me living as Savannah full time at home and in public when I turned 19 years of age.
Since then I have never looked back. I am currently studying Aerospace Professional Pilot since aviation has been a lifelong dream. I am also working with a LGBTQ club on my school’s campus to further the acceptance of the Transgender Community. I am extremely blessed for how my life has turned out. I know that this is not the norm but I do not take this gift lightly. Thank you, girls, for taking the time to read my story!