Transgender woman are different
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The world is a place full of expectations. From the moment we’re born we are molded by our families loving best intentions, by our friend’s awkward desire for us to fit in to their world, by school and college and work. We’re trained to be the same, to fit into a mold that society cast for us without our consent or intention.

It dawned on me today, as I was learning more about new technologies like earthing, and I considered my journey through alternative healing, that the slightest difference and deviation is shunned. Whether it’s barefoot long haired hippies trying desperately to share their earth wisdom, or the transgender woman trying to find her place in the world – it’s hard being different.

Being different was the inspiration for the Bohemian themed top I share with you today – not only is it different, but it’s fashionably so. It’s own uniqueness has become the quality which draws others too it. It’s not just a cute summer adornment, it’s a bold and courageous declaration of self expression.

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Being different in a cisgender world

As a transgender woman, one of my earliest desires was to fit in – not just in society, but in my own skin. I wanted to be accepted for who I was, who I am – but everywhere I looked at the time I found people trying to change me. This was many years ago, before I had accepted myself. I clung desperately to the hope that by changing those people would accept me, would love me.

I learnt the hard way that the pastor who tries to change you does so not out of care, but out of a deep fear that you won’t fit into his world view. By fully expressing your light you’ll make him realize the selfish shadow he is casting on his congregation. So he wraps himself in faith and uses the sword of righteousness to cleave your soul in two.

The only defense is to embrace yourself, embrace your difference. I have the blessing these days to look in the mirror with love on the woman staring back at me. It’s a new experience for me – to gaze upon myself with such love and acceptance. To see the perfection of my failures and still smile.

So if your soul is wandering, and society seems hell bent on breaking you. STOP. Breathe. Look at yourself in the mirror. Gaze with love. Let acceptance well up inside for the person you are. Are you a man who dresses as a woman? A woman born as a man? Or anywhere in between – love yourself.

It’s hard. The hardest part of the journey. Let the spirit of grace and goodness pulse within you. It may be weak at first, but grows stronger each time you tap in to it. Yes, you’re different. That’s why you’re perfect.

With love and blessings,
Vanessa

 

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Rswarmergi

Dearest Vanessa, Thank you so much for your postings. I was able to come out to my wife a few years ago and I’m so glad that I did. I am able to dress as much or as little as I choose. We do have a young child in the home who just really would not understand why her daddy is wearing womens clothes, so I’ve learned to be discrete when and where I dress.  Other than that, I am free to do as I feel. I wear panties 24/7, and will often wear eye shadow during the day. I… Read more »

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gerald platt

well said,to love yourself you sometime’s have to get out of your head.stop being so critical of yourself.life’s short so never get too uptight about what other people think.

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Wow!Very inspiring and touching.We let the world tell us what to do all the time.We worry about what people think,sometimes people even hate us for who we are and want to be.To me it is still difficult knowing that some will hate me still,no matter what.I sometimes get depressed knowing that I will actually never be able to be my true self.I just wish I had as much courage as some of you girls here.Just once I would give anything to be dressed and pretty and walk out my door to a whole new excepting world………………

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