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Posted: 27 Mar 2008, 6:06 pm    Post subject: self Acceptance Reply with quote

I have been transgender and a crossdresser for nearly three years now. I have read many books and articles about it. I have met many wonderful people and have embraced my transgender identity. There are many aspects of my life that I cherish and nurture. Self acceptance in my opinion is the most improtant.

Self-denial is like being stretched out on a rack. If it's not dealt with, the very life in our souls will faint and die. I was i denial for severals weeks. One day I came out to myself that I was a cross dresser. That was the beginning of a new life. If if the greater society accepts us, if we aren't comfortable with who we are, it means nothing.

I never knew that I would feel so complete and liberated. I met the family that I never knew I had. Why is it that transgender people are hated and villified so much? Is it because we choose to be ourselves? The way I see it, we have that choice to be who we are. I discovered my trans gender identity at age fifty-six. Better late than never, I always say. Ever since I acepted myself, I have been at peace and contentment.

If I could give anything to each transgender man and woman, it would be inner peace and contentment. It makes all the difference in the world.

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