I am transgender. I write and draw “comic” style art, heavily influenced by the manga art style, that chronicles my feelings, experiences, thoughts and advice when it comes to that singular experience of transitioning one’s gender.
It is the act of creation that is the draw for me, the pull of my muse. In a way, this is sort of a substitute for me when it comes to my inability to bear children. As a woman who was once trans, unless science progresses by some incredible leaps and bounds, I doubt this will ever be possible in my lifetime. This is a good surrogate.
My journey has been painful, but it is said that beauty is pain. I’ve always felt misunderstood. I’m told that I see the world and life itself differently from other people. This has left me feeling alienated. Using my talents I can share with others, at least a little bit, what I feel inside. In this way I can connect with those around me in a way that words have always failed me.
My intent is to share that pain in such a way that others may see the beauty in it as well. It is also my hope too, perhaps, to save even one person from the mistakes I have made as well. Mine have landed me in prison and as far as pain goes, being in prison has been the most painful thing I have ever experienced. But again, there is beauty even here, within these prison walls.