One of my strongest role models is, has, and will always be my mom.
No one likes how they sound when they hear their voices played back, for trans folks that feeling is often extremely amplified.
Coming out has not been easy but it has been worth it. It saved me and has given me the opportunity to exist.
Correcting my name and the sex designation on the birth registry was one of the most critical and vital parts of transition for me.
Coming out to family and friends was one thing, coming out at work was an entirely different experience.
What do your previous relationships, careers, achievements, successes and failures mean after you change your name and start living as the gender you really are?
Emotional labour is the mental effort required to do something or be something. To be trans, to be openly trans is a lot of emotional work sometimes.