Although I started by reading the celebrity bios, I guess that my preference in books I have read is for those about regular, non celebrities, like Mia Violet who don’t have celebrity, although without people like Eddie Izzard and Grayson Perry paving the way I wouldn’t be here now. I was really interested in everyone’s story, finding out what relates to me and what doesn’t so I can better understand who and what I am not, and then I can hopefully deduce who and what I am. Reading other peoples stories helps us understand the challenges of any social transition we may decide to make, what reactions people have, how regular workplaces and colleagues may treat us. I am still not there yet, so still reading. I now know that I am not male, I originally thought I was gender fluid, but not so fluid if allowed to be myself, so am I female, or am somewhere on the non-binary, I need to explore my gender presentation at home, read more, yes more, and hopefully one day understand myself, at 50 years of age, after having had my first dysphoric episode at 5, hiding in the closet, and not knowing who I am, one day I will hopefully emerge into society as myself.
- This reply was modified 6 days ago by Sharon Wiltshire.