This article first appeared in the Edmonton Pride Festival 35th Anniversary Special Edition Magazine “The Rainbow Effect”. Writer emil Tiedemann recently republished it on his http://www.iheartedmonton.org blog. It’s an incredible honor to have my journey captured so beautifully.
IF you can, try to imagine growing up in the wrong body. Imagine having the mind, the heart, the soul of one gender, but the physical frame of another. Imagine being trapped behind a veil for most of your life, no one able to see you wholly. Most of us have never had to imagine such a thing, because most of us are born into the body we were meant to encompass. Most of us, but not all of us.
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