Who you were all along

Growing up pre internet era, the temptation to think one was unique was very high. There were no websites, no chat rooms or blogs where we could commiserate and so we understood ourselves to be aberrant to a much higher degree than we should have. That reality has a lasting impact and for many delayed the process of self acceptance because so much work had been done to desperately fit in. I have said here often that as bad as some of these trans kids have it, I am glad they are being spared the years of living in silence.

The work still continues for me in large part because so much effort was put into fitting a narrative that would work for everyone except myself. That it has become more fine tuning today than heavy lifting nevertheless still shows how the years of subterfuge can result in a very slow road back to becoming the person you were all along.

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