This will be a snap shot of myself as I was in November of 2018.
One day I was calling myself Steve, and the next I was calling myself Stephie. After five years of exploring my feminine side I decided that I had no other side but a feminine one. I accepted myself as a woman. My sex at birth was male, and I am still male in body. But my gender is no longer male, it is now female. This is I identify as a female when I look at the gender I am. I will write more as my blog goes on on how I view what gender is all about.
But, for now I will say that gender has nothing to do with your birth sex (male, female, or in between (i.e. intersex)), and everything to do with how you view yourself in a gender role and how you envision your body. Gender has always been thought of as a binary phenomena. But it has never been that. Of course, there are the two cisgender individuals, male and female, which matches the gender assigned at birth. But, there is also a whole spectrum of transgender categories, or non-binary ones.
I started November seeing myself as a male who never really felt like a guy, but also only had been exploring my feminine side for the previous five years, and before then only sporadically. By the middle of the month I identified as a woman—as Stephie.
I would like to report that things were great after that, but like anything good in life there were things that were hard to deal with. Even with the difficulties I encountered I have not looked back.
So this is a little bit about me. I hope to share more of my journey. What it has been like up until the present, and continuing as I travel further along in it. I also plan to use my blog to discuss the transgender spectrum in general and transwoman more directly. I hope you will come along on my journey and possibly enjoy and learn.