Driver seat

I love the idea of turning the tables. Whereas before in my life I was concerned with being accepted, I have now gained the upper hand in deciding who I will accept into it. It is a very empowering feeling because it puts you in the driver seat in not needing to negotiate away any part of yourself.

If you had to work your way back from as far as I did, you will understand why for me it is a monumental achievement. I am more than ever a self contained individual who need not be apologetic for any aspect their identity. I was already there except that I'm now fine tuning the psychology towards eliminating anger and frustration with feeling in any way subjugated by the world simply for being trans. That work starts and stops with us because not everyone in the world will change; however we can change ourselves.

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