Inner Freedom

These two words resonated deeply when a dear friend said them to me nine years ago. It started my journey of opening up to my feelings and process all that I had kept to myself.

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Pride experience

I was watching an interview with Courtney Act yesterday and someone asked her about her first pride experience. It made me think back about mine.

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How I know

People like to categorize, attach labels to groups with common ideas and believes. I guess it helps us to feel connected to what sets the group apart. Labels helped me to figure what I have been feeling all my life.

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La Traviata

In 2018, about half a year after coming out, I found myself often in chatrooms fro crossdressers and transgenders. It was wonderful to be able to connect with other people on the same journey. One conversation let me to go out to the Opera in Hamburg.

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Las Vegas

After yesterday’s post on the talk from CiCi, I had to think about my first visit to Las Vegas as Liv. For my work I have been to visit Las Vegas a couple of times before. Around a year after my coming out, I had another opportunity to go there. This time I made sure to pack some dresses, my makeup and heels.

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The hardest thing

My sweet and dear friend Sherri, who is always here for me and helps me so much in my journey, some time ago shared this video with me. A beautiful inspirational talk by CiCi.

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Daughter

After coming out to my wife, I have been trying to build my courage to tell my parents. Trying to find or create opportunities to tell them about me, whenever I was visiting them.

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Why

This week I had a wonderful conversation with a lovely lady, about being transgender and why we feel the need to express ourselves as the gender opposite of our body or what we have been assigned at birth. I used to struggle with this question of why is it so important for me to express myself as a woman.

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Empower each other

So many times I see people arguing, even within the transgender community, who is right and who is wrong. Who fits the label and who doesn’t. I so wish people would spend more time supporting each other, instead of trying to convince the other is wrong, or even worse, not worth.

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