The Long Journey to Self-Acceptance

Coming out trans — after decades of avoiding and resisting

My brother and I at the lake — Bariloche, Argentina 1971

I first wrote this on my Facebook for National Coming-Out Day, on October 11, 2017.


A boy I knew from the block led me to the terrace of my home, where he convinced me to engage in a childish game of sexual exploration.




Highlighting the experience of women of trans experience. Transition, Womanhood, Feminism, Intersectionality, Transphobia, Marginalization and Assimilation, and more.

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Cassie Brighter

Cassie Brighter

Activist. Public speaker. Writer. Community Organizer. Mom. Creator & Host, Empowered Trans Woman Summit. Managing Editor,

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