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Lighting My Candle

Gender dysphoria inflicts a very unique kind of pain and isolation. Even in a crowded room filled with family and friends you are alone and no one has a clue that you are suffering. The world of gender dysphoria is a 24/7 experience. It is an ever-louder alarm bell that tells you something is medically very wrong with you but, in the world that you live in, no one wants you to cure the problem.

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Amplifying LGBTQ voices through the art of storytelling

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Emma Holiday

Emma Holiday

After decades of denial I finally answered the question “What’s wrong with me?” The answer is “Nothing”. I am transgender and I am OK.

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