I read the article linked below and when I finished it I whistled. Not that it was a great story, which it was, but that it really felt familiar to me. I heard The Click just as she did. Wow!

I’ve known for most of my life that I was a girl and then a woman but had to hide it. I was bullied at school and learned to develop a male persona. The woman in this story called it compartmentalization. Okay, that fits. I was content to live out my life with this false male persona.

Then, like the woman in this story, I heard The Click. I was being medically released from the Canadian military when I heard it. In a way I knew that transsexuals were allowed to serve in Canada but I didn’t know to what extent they would help. I was being released anyways so what could it hurt? What it did was free me to be who I really was – a woman. I just can’t explain how much of a relief that was. To live my life as me is the best thing I have ever done. Like a prisoner who was in a cave, escaping and seeing the sunlight has been fantastic.

If you are a transsexual and you hear The Click please, if you can, be sure to act on it. You’ll be so happy you did.

Teresa

Links:

Listening for The Click