Transmen, where are you? I don’t know any transmen. I am ashamed to admit it and am working to correct that error. I’ve been at gatherings where transmen were present and I briefly spoke to them, but I have yet to get to know any and have meaningful conversations. I know I’m missing out on a whole segment of our community that is vital to who we are and I know it’s my fault.
Why? I am working very hard to understand my journey and the struggles of all transgender people. I have chosen to concentrate on those, like me, who waited until after they were fifty years old to come out and begin our journey to our true selves. Because I am a transwoman and all of the people I know and hear from and associate with currently are transwomen, I have not had the opportunity to meet and get to know any transmen. To the transmen, young and mature, who are on their journey, please let me get to know you.
Help me to understand What I want to understand are your challenges, your goals, your desires and your joys. Help me to understand what it is like to know you are a man in the wrong body and what courage and strength it requires to make the changes you desire. Help me to learn what common experiences we share and what your challenges and goals are. We each have experiences, feelings, emotions and pain we’ve endured by being who we were when we were growing up and who we are becoming know.
Let me share my story with you Just as you have your experiences and your unique story, maybe you will let me share mine with you. As someone who waited until she was fifty-seven to come out, I may have a perspective much different than you. I’m sure we will find much in common as well as learning many new things from each other. I think our conversations will be extremely enlightening when you think about the fact that your are leaving a life that I am so desperate to have and vice versa. That alone can generate many hours of wonderful, heartfelt and interesting conversations.
I look forward to meeting you So soon, I hope, we will meet and get to know each other. I know you are someone I am going to really enjoy knowing.