Looking forward

Karen8The road we walk as transgendered folk is often rocky. Sometimes the strain of holding everything together can seem unbearable. This photo was taken on a lazy summer afternoon when the sun shone and everything felt right with the world. Because I’m an uptight English girl you probably can’t tell from my expression but I feel the “sunshine in my stomach” (to adopt Peter Gabriel’s phrase) that comes from knowing that today its OK to be me.

I wish you a happy and peaceful 2018.


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Karen Smith

Just a girl next door...I was born male, but from my earliest years a part of me deep down always wanted desperately to be a girl. She has grown up with me, and needs to escape, breathe the air and walk the green hills of Yorkshire from time to time. Although she's concealed by clouds for most of the time, the girl within is tied up with all that people think is best in me. These pages give her a little space to articulate how she feels.

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