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She Loves You (And You Know That Can’t Be Bad)

When I came out, I knew I’d need help. I knew I’d need love. It was waiting for me all along.

Turns out, my cis lady friends, 99% of them anyway, were waiting for me. This is what I’ve received since coming out:

-Salon Mia Bella and the women there lifting me up every time. When Kate, Kristine, or Kachina and I talk, it’s just us girls. When I asked the owner if they’d still support me after coming out, the answer was a resounding yes. And so I continue to drive to Muskegon every few weeks for a wax, a mani/pedi, or a cut and color.

-Mary Leslie at the Leslie Studio loves me to death. She’s been “mothering” me and teaching me the finer points of being a woman. She’s taught me to sit up straight (“tits out,” she says), and she says my fashion sense is good.

-Women at my job are helping. My supervisor loves me, Donna Cano (another supervisor), and the HR manager are making sure I don’t get harassed or bullied at work. And with Donna and Alicia, talking to them is easy. Donna has been checking on me Monday through Friday.

-Rev. Jen loves me too. She’s not sure where my spiritual path will take me, but she gets it.

-Plus I have the love of my trans sisters and they have been there since the process started.

By adventureswithambermarie

Just a 38 year old trans girl roaming around Holland, MI. My old life wasn't as glamorous as my webpage made it look. Transphobic comments will automatically be deleted and you will be blocked.

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