One thing I’ve noticed since announcing my transition is an increase in the depths of the connection I have with some of the women in my life ❤️
For me this is has been a beautiful fringe benefit of living as a woman, and something I just did not anticipate.
Friendships have grown closer, conversations gone much deeper about topics we never thought we’d discuss (Jen 🤣 and Sian), and I’ve felt a connection with many of you that just wasn’t there before (Diana, Rachel and Jenna).
I’ve been invited to girls’ nights out (thanks Jennifer, Jodie, Kimberley and Danielle, and Ashley), added to women-only Facebook groups (thank you Taimi and Jen), have been given clothes and shoes (thanks Diana, Karen, Olivia and Nancy), and have been given makeup tips (thanks Sian, Rachel and soon … Erin & Emilia).
I’ve also reconnected with people I’d grown distant from (Lucy and Tanya), and made new friendships which I know will only continue to get more amazing ( Leila, Harmony, Karen, Samantha, Amanda and Alison). And, I’ve had amazing women reach out from a distance to check in, pour their love on me and see that I’m travelling okay (thank you Melissa, Bree, Nicki, Tami, Kerie, Tracy and Deborah)
I also wanted to give a very special thank you to my real life sister Tara, who gets me … knows when I’m down and is always there with the right words to say, mum (Heather) whom I love dearly and I know is doing her best to be there for me, and my sister-in-law Karen who has been accepting and supportive and is about to open her home for me to entertain.
Furthermore, so many more of you have been so supportive of me through your likes and comments on my social media profiles that I couldn’t possibly name you all.
I’d often heard women talk about the connection they shared, that mythical ‘sisterhood’. Whilst living as dude-me I used often wondered about the connections women formed and wished that somehow I could experience that.
Now thanks to you, the beautiful and amazing women in my life, I am starting to understand 😊
I’ve laughed, cried, joked, supported and have been supported in ways I’d never experienced before.
I am so grateful that my coming out has allowed me to fully open up and connect with each of you in new and beautiful ways. I am looking forward to continuing our lives together and spending more time together.
Most of all, I’m ever so grateful that you’ve opened your hearts and accepted me in to the sisterhood, and as a sister 💕
ps. to the men in my life who have been amazing in your support too (notably Phil, Antonios, Eugen, Ryan, Jack, David, and more recently Steve) … Thank you too from the bottom of my heart =)