Hi. I guess its time to introduce myself a bit. My name is Dorothy Colleen, I am 45 years old, and I have just started my journey to be the woman I should have been born as. My life has been .... well, interesting, at least. I spent two years starting at 7 years old being raped, and I am only now getting better in terms of dealing with this. Between my abuse and becoming a Christian at age 13, I spent a lot of time hating the fact I wanted to be a girl, and have been suicidal more than once. But, last year, I finally got help, and now I have begun to live and work as Dorothy. I bought a wardrobe, I found a job that was accepting, I've started hormones, and now the fun part starts. My biggest barriers left are an ex who believes this is a sin and has threatened my access to my 11 year old daughter, and not having the financial means to do the surgery. Thanks for letting me join, and share.