Is the reflection I see in the mirror who I am, or just the taxi that carries "me" around? As a TG journalist for a host of magazines I have explored this and many other ideas along the detour that has become my life. Being transgender is by far the most confused, conflicted, distracting and yet amazing journey I have ever encountered thus far.
For all those dads out there in the closet, I feel your pain. I too spent 40s in the closet before coming out. Father's Day we get ties and shirts and boxer shorts, when what we really want is pretty things that no one ever gave us. So just for you, here are some virtual gifts that you can carry in your mind's eye, and for brief moments dream of that life you long for.
For any of us who were born and evolved physically masculine and became athletic men, transition seemed unthinkable growing up. And even for those that did make the transition journey later in life. we had a mountain of hurdles to overcome.