Your story is very interesting, Stephanie. I am happy to know that you were able to become who you wanted to be. Having made that transition, you have great empathy for others who could not live their truth.
I am working on another such story but from my father’s side of the family. A great deal less “evidence” than what I found when my stepmother passed, but an adult’s knowledge applied to a child’s memories. I hope you will read it but doubt if it will be done for at least a week.