Today I met one of the most fascinating warrior queens ever. I am completely in awe of her and look up to her immensely for her strength, her love for herself, and her ability to influence others.
As you all know, I'm taking psychology of women this semester at school. My teacher tries to get a guest speaker into our class every couple of weeks or so because she says we can only study the psychology of women in text so much and we must see the psychology at work. Our speaker today was a transexual.
She has gone through a lot to become the person that she is today. Not only physically, but also in accepting herself. For many years she learned to act like a Man. When she became a woman, she first felt that she needed to be a Barbie doll. Soon, she discovered that although she should have been born a female, she was not one of the high-heeled, make-up lovin' girls. She is herself.
She is her past, present and future. There is no shame in who she was, or who she has become.
Of course she has had problems, emotionally, hormonally, etc. But she's pulled through and is happier. She's done a lot for transexuals in California as well, including writing the rough drafts for many of the legislature geared toward transexuals.
I aspire to have her emotional strength, her acceptance of herself, and others. Life likes to throw us curveballs, and this was definitely a big one.
Have a great day,
P.S. If you are interested in learning more about transexuals and transgendered people feel free to check out this list of famous ones. =]