As a Transwoman I am very non-conforming to what most people would think I should be like. I don’t sugar coat the reality of being Transgender. It is not all makeup, heels, and dresses. But I am smart enough to hold my own in a room of 40 doctors and lecture them on being Trans. I am also “Outspoken” but you will never find me carrying a sign. But I will go toe to toe with someone who refuses to trust the science of being Transgender. I talk softly but I carry a HUGE stick!
I think it is best that I point out that I hate talking about myself. I even have a gut wrenching time writing about myself. But if you ever meet me in person I am not one who could be called short on words. So without trying to rewrite my journey of self-discovery (The Shadow of Ally). If you have not figured it out yet I am a Transwoman. Who in 2016 started on a mission to bring to light the human side of being Transgender. Through the media we have seen so many different approaches trying to explain what being transgender is with their own opinions and agendas.
Over the last few years with my various work with the Human Library Project, Public speaking, The University of Tasmania, Being-trans website, and Being Trans Podcast. I have worked to bring to light the truth behind the issues of being Transgender.
I am a survivor who suffers with PTSD. I strongly advocate for a change in the approach towards mental health and the way general practitioners approach this subject. In the Transgender and Cis-gender communities we need to improve in the way we communicate with patients.
In 2016 I reached a milestone as a Dyslexic as I published my first book called “The Shadow of Ally”. I am very proud of all the work that went into that book. Though looking back at it I have grown so much over the years since writing it. I became a better writer and person because of it. I was shocked at all the response I got from it. Even with all the huge errors in it.
I made the choice to do it again and in 2020 I released my second written work called “The Choice” it is not about being Transgender. My end all goal is for people to see that even someone like me with all my issues is valuable. I want others with Dyslexia to see that we can create something wonderful even with our challenges.