Lynn Conway at first attempt at transition in the 50’s.
This is what she says about her timing:
"If I’d been born in the 1980’s, and had coped with transsexualism as a teenager in the 1990’s, there’s a chance I’d have been allowed to socially and hormonally transition in high school or college, and undergo SRS at age 18 to 20. If born to understanding parents who’d supported such an early transition, I could have gone on to a full and normal life as a young woman, and this story would have turned out very differently."
Wow! These are the same wistful musings I go through in my mind. I now know that it is never too late and now is the best time transition whenever it is. So I’m thrilled that at 48 I can enjoy my authentic self in whatever form it takes right now. Thank you to all that have been so brave and lit the way.