Transgender engineer relives day she turned up at naval base as a man then clocked off as her true self
ELAINE Gallagher describes perfectly her sense of transitioning to a transgender woman.
She said: “Imagine you were left-handed and had been forced to write right-handed all of your life and then suddenly you are allowed to write left-handed.
“Your writing might be atrocious but it feels comfortable.
“That’s how I felt, transitioning.”
The engineer-turned-writer was nine when she demanded to know why she wasn’t allowed to wear a skirt like her sister.
But through her childhood, her feelings were a secret to be kept.
She didn’t know quite what she needed until she saw a pretty girl on the... read more
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