I've Been Lucky and I Want to Share It
I was lucky to fund EP cause I had no one to talk with about me ... secret.
The one real friend I had was a coworker, she was an amazing woman. I never told her my secret but she knew me better than I knew my self. We had been working to other for a year or so and one afternoon went to lunch. Sitting across from me she just asked, "Are you transgendered." I wasn't sure what I should say and she said don't worry that it was okay.
She went on to tell me about her cousin who was the same and how since he was not understood and accepted went on to kill himself because of it. She said that she would keep my secret as long as I wanted and would always be there for me. She was, for over 10 years she was a friend and a confidant. I talked my heart out and she listened and accepted me. With her help the battle that raged within I overcame.
I lost her 8 years ago when she died from cancer. A magnificent wonderful lady and a dear dear friend that I can never thank enough or replace.
So what I decided to do was always reach out and help others the way she helped me. I'll listen and not judge. I'll be a sounding board or a shoulder or someone to just tell a joke to if that's what you need.
Now that's not to say I might not give you advice so maybe you don't hurt yourself or do something that we'll both know you'll regret.
So regardless, I'll be an email away. An ear and a friend.