Dyamond, a self-described queer, has lived her life as a man and as a woman.
But now, at 40, she is starting a new chapter in her life, one in which she’s living as a lesbian.
After a decade of living as one gender and being bullied, she’s finally coming out.
“I don’t have a straight identity,” she told TIME in a telephone interview.
“So I’ve got to figure out what’s going on, and what I’m going to do.
And what I think about my identity is a little bit different now than when I was younger.”
Her transition began with a year-long period of therapy that took her to therapy, and then to a doctor.
She went to a gay men’s group and found a therapist.
“He really helped me,” she said.
“And I got really comfortable.”
After a few years, she started taking hormone therapy, to help her get back to her own body.
She said she also came out to her parents.
The last step was to have a sexual reassignment surgery.
“There’s this huge disconnect between what I thought was my identity and the reality that I’m living now,” she explained. “
“My mom is my rock and my backbone, but there’s also this big disconnect. “
There’s this huge disconnect between what I thought was my identity and the reality that I’m living now,” she explained.
“My mom is my rock and my backbone, but there’s also this big disconnect.
So I feel like I need to kind of go back and be like, This is who I am.
I need help.”
Dyamonda’s story has inspired a whole new generation of people to come out and live their lives as one.
The term “transsexual,” coined by an anonymous person who identifies as transgender, refers to a person who has undergone gender-reassignment surgery and who has identified as a female.
For most of us, the word “transgender” comes with a lot of baggage and baggage that can’t easily be washed away, and the word is still stigmatized and misunderstood.
It can lead to discrimination, physical violence, and even death.
But for Dyammond, her experience is one that offers hope for other trans people.
Dyamonds journey started when she was 14 years old, when she decided to take hormones and transition from male to female.
She was told by her father that she was “crazy” and that she should “stop being a boy.”
When Dyamondo asked why, her father told her she was not a boy, and she went back to living as male.
But Dyamondon said she was very confused about what her new identity meant.
“Because my life is like this and I am living it, I don’t really feel the need to identify myself as a girl,” she says.
“The fact that I am transgender doesn’t really mean anything.
I don “mean” anything to me, so why should I care about that?
And that’s the problem.
So, the last thing I need is to be confused, confused, confusing.
I’m not going to go through a whole lifetime feeling confused about who I really am.”
When she was 23, Dyamndean met her girlfriend, and they decided to transition.
She says that she felt a lot less alone.
“You just feel so much more comfortable, and I feel more like I have a family to be around, and that I don, I really don’t, feel like that is a big deal,” she explains.
“It’s not a huge deal to me.
I feel I can trust everyone around me, and it’s not something I need from anybody.
She said her transition was hard on her family, and sometimes it felt like they didn’t understand her. “
Transgender is a very hard thing to talk about, because there’s a lot that’s hidden.”
She said her transition was hard on her family, and sometimes it felt like they didn’t understand her.
“We had to do things that weren’t really on the table, and we had to be very careful,” she recalls.
“But I do feel that it helped my family, because I had a lot more space and space to talk and talk and make peace with myself.”
She added that the support of her family and friends helped her come out as trans, and helped her heal.
“Sometimes people have to put up with this for so long to really open up,” she added.
“That’s what I had to go on a quest for.”
In fact, Dymonne was able to get out of her relationship with her boyfriend after just a few months.
“After about a year, I was like, I’m done with this,” she tells TIME.
“This is not who I want to be.
I didn’t want to have this relationship anymore.”
“The first time I had sex was the first time it was consensual,