"There are some people who say, “Your life experiences depends on your values, morals, and beliefs ” I say it’s about the risk you choose to take without analyzing the consequences. I decided to transition later in life due to fears of not wanting to bring shame/disappointment to those closest to me.
Over the years society has learned every transgender person transitions at their own rate. In fact this rate isn’t monitored by calendar days, rather your own personal clock. My transition has been slow due to a lack of funds, resources, politics, and a general lack of understanding from others.
I’m not living my life for your approval nor am I telling you to show me disrespect because you don’t agree. I am who I am whether you see as a woman, transgender woman, a man in women’s clothes, pretender etc. Please don’t make assumptions about me, take the courage to get to truly know me. Please don’t expect me to be like any other transgender person, individuality is the greatest gift of life.
No matter your definition of me, it doesn’t matter. I set my life’s journey according to my beliefs and I welcome you to join me on my journey." - Allegra Layton (pronouns: she/her/hers)