Writing an about me page is kind of weird. How do I describe myself to someone who’s never met me before? I think I’m a pretty rad chick, but how does one say that without sounding egotistical? If I ever figure that out, I guess I’ll have to rewrite this!
I’m a lot of different things. Marathon runner. Transgender. Software engineer. Snowboarder. Photographer. Lover of all foods, but the spicier the better. Cat lover. Cat hater. Nerd. Whovian. Feminist. Recovering music snob. Wannabe activist. Frequent visitor to Disney World. Not quite financially well off enough to travel as much as I wish I could.
Mostly, I like to write about running and being transgender here, but I sneak in a few other things from time to time. These are the things that shape my life the most right now. I feel like I’m constantly in marathon training mode and, as much as it wipes me out, I love it. I love pushing myself to be faster and stronger. The feeling of crossing the finish line never gets old!
I live my life as an out transgender woman. I don’t believe in hiding who I am. I tried that for a long time and it didn’t work. When I transitioned, I decided to be proud and open about who I am, I had no desire to simply trade one closet for another. I describe my attitude about it as “trans as ****” because that’s how I feel and I’m going to own it. That’s where the name of this blog comes from, I am entirely me. I write about my life as a trans woman because I think it’s important and I think trans equality has a long way to go. I envision a day when trans people are no long seen as freaks or a lesser part of society and trans women are seen as the same as any other woman. By living openly, I get to show the world that us trans folk are just normal people.
I guess that’s it? For now, at least. I’m super easy to reach out to on Twitter or Facebook or even by leaving a comment here. I love to chat with other runners and, especially, other trans folk. Feel free to say hi!