Well it was old and needed a refresher!
So what about me?
I think it is best that I point out that I hate talking about myself. I even have a gut wrenching time writing it. But if you ever meet me in person I am not one who could be called short on words. So without trying to rewrite my journey of self-discovery (The Shadow of Ally). I think it would be best if I summed myself up. If you have not figured it out yet I am a Transwoman. I spent so many years trying to hide the truth as I knew it would rock the boats of so many peoples lives. It would also cost me more than I was ready for when I did step out of the shadows.
I am a survivor I suffered for a long time under the abusive thumbs of two people who I respected so very much. My mother passed away and sadly never really was willing to come to terms with me. I did find it in my heart to forgive the years of abuse. Then there was someone closer… My father was not the abuser. The other person I am being kind to so that they will learn to live their life and leave mine alone.
I learned to accept myself when the children and I walked away that deep dark rainy night. I had to face the reality of being a single parent. While also learning to be the real me. I spent hours talking it over with a trusted person only to come out the other side stronger.
In 2016 I started with my first published book called “The Shadow of Ally” I am so very proud of all the work that went into that book. Though looking back at it I have grown so much over the years since writing it. I became a better writer and person because of it. I was shocked at all the response I got from it. Even with all the huge errors in it.
You see I am severely Dyslexic. While I enjoy writing I am not able to read it like others do. The words move and I become stressed and confused at what I am reading. SO I shy away from it as much as I can. I work better with audio and hands on instructions. But that does not work in writing.
About three years ago I made the choice to do it again and this year 2020 I have just released my second written work called “The Choice”. My end all goal is for people to see that even someone like me with all my issues is valuable. I want others with Dyslexia to see that we can create something wonderful even with our challenges.
As a Transwoman I am very non-conforming to what most people would think I should be like. I don’t sugar coat the reality of being Trans. It is not all makeup, heels, and dresses. But I am smart enough to hold my own in a room of 40 doctors and lecture them on being Trans. I am also “Outspoken” but you will never find me carrying a sign. But I will go toe to toe with someone who refuses to trust the science of being Transgender. I talk softly but I carry a HUGE stick! This is me -sort of
BTW here are the juicy bits
My Transition Timeline (Link)
Photos (Why do we do this?) (Link)