My gender is an element of my essence, an expression of my essence, and an intimate expression of my body.
A singer renders her song, imparting to it her unique blend of talent, insight, ability, and effort. And that blend is itself flavored with nuances arising from bone structure, the size and shape of the voice box, and the vocal cords themselves.
And so I sing my gender as I would sing a song. My gender and my song are deliberate constructions of creativity, blending the physical attributes of my body with the spiritual, intellectual, and emotional attributes of my essence. I choose to make this website an avenue to express my feelings about my self and to tell stories of events along my transgender journey.
I am a male-to-female transsexual who was born in the late 1940's. I thought for years that I was "only" a crossdresser, so on this website you will find information of interest to transsexuals, transvestites, and crossdressers. If the opportunity presents itself, I will include information of interest to female-to-male transsexuals.
I am a Christian transsexual. Spirituality in general, and Christianity in particular, plays a major role in my life. I would not be post-operative transsexual today if it were not for the enduring support of the Christian congregation at New Life MCC in Norfolk, Virginia.
I thank God that I am Kathleen. Being John was good, but being Kathleen is better!
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