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older and hopefully wiser

This week I turn 53 years of age and I feel pretty good on the whole.

In large part it has been thanks to the work I have put into this blog over the last 3 years and to the positive feedback I have received from many of you. It’s been part therapy and part technical analysis.

If there was ever a great time to be transgender it’s today. Never in our history have we been so much in the spotlight and our lives put on display. What they public is beginning to realize is that we come in all shapes and sizes and we are not that different from anyone else. But we are also unique and different from each other.

I hope this blog makes even a small contribution towards making our lives better as transgender people. We need to be counted and to feel confident that we can express ourselves in the way we are most comfortable. If that makes others feel uncomfortable is more their problem than ours.

Don’t ever let anyone ruin your confidence or your resolve. No one has earned that right unless you give it to them.


  1. Happy Birthday! I am a long time follower and a woman about your age. You have made a difference to me and continue to do so with you thoughtful blog posts. I check in every day. Thank you and again, Happy Birthday!

  2. Happy returns Joanna!
    A pleasure to know you.
    Keep up the posts, they are always food for thought.


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