Over time, it has morphed into an expression of who I am and hopefully helps others sort through the emotions relating to their own gender issues and maybe even inspires them to have confidence in themselves. There are no simple answers for dealing with being transgender but I have found that it is a bit like eating an elephant; one sorts things out one bite at a time.
My writing is now mostly focused on social justice because the world is full of people just waiting to pounce on things they do not comprehend. It becomes all the more incumbent upon people like us that we address that prejudice with our heads held high. Early on in my life I saw some of the ugliness in human nature and, as a shy kid born with a malformation of the ears and gender dysphoria, I had to fashion some way to survive in this world and I did. I used my intellect to fashion a shield for myself but not being able to express who I truly was came at a price.
As I age, I am finding that it is best to work on your insides and fashion a security and understanding of your own nature and leave those who don’t want to understand or accept you to their own devices. The coordinate system that everyone else uses to measure everything cannot apply to us and hence we shouldn't embrace it. I know I did my best to gain approval from people who worked comfortably within it and suffered as a consequence. That lesson has now been learned.
We should instead view ourselves as self contained entities trying to make a go of it in a world that is largely based on dubious principles and tenets that often don't make any sense.
Therefore, before trying to change the world I decided to start with myself first.