I had a couple close scrapes. Democrats increased support from 78 percent to 79 percent. It was all to cover up my not liking the "normal boy things. Why my mother raised me as a girl MetamorphosisSeventeen: It hurt because of those curlers digging in, but I would go and lay down and just relax. I don't even know why I had that feeling, but it was there. Or maybe not.
I learned the prayer she wanted me to say, but when I said them to myself, my prayer was, Please, God, let me wake up and be a girl tomorrow, just for a day.
A lot of sheer and even transparent looks will show up on the fashion runways and the street. Most of my family knows. When I began to dress, one of the first things I had made was a beautiful red full slip with gold trim. I was in an emergency-managing group in my city, with the fire department and the police department, so you can imagine how part-time transgender people would fit into that scenario.
It would be so much easier to hide away in my apartment, like a caterpillar in a chrysalis and turn into a butterfly in peace.