Only One Regret
My name is Danielle. I’m 31 years old and I came out to my parents as a transgendered woman three years ago. I must admit that this will not be the nicest of stories. At first, and still to this day, my family believes that this is merely another avenue of attention seeking. It was really hard to tell them that I was born in the wrong body. My father and brother have both disowned me. My mother is supportive; however, she has a unique way of showing it. Her side of the family is so supportive. You really find out who loves you and who doesn’t. Even though I have difficulties with family, what surpasses it all is my happiness. Whenever I hear, ‘ma’am’, ‘her’, ‘she’, ‘Danielle’, I just melt. It means more to me than anything I could ever ask for. My happiness living as a woman far outweighs the family issue. There is one regret I have about all this: I wish I had came out of the closet sooner.