I wish I didn’t have to post this article, but the 21st century demands a new skill set for the modern man.If you’re a fast swiper on the dating apps like me and you live in a big city, it’s likely that you’ve matched with a girl who turns out to not have really been born a girl.“I marched in there like I had a purpose,” she says, “which I did.” Going into surgery the next morning, Morgan flashes two fingers in a V — and don’t think the V is for victory. The first night, Morgan goes for a little walk in the hospital. But with support from several nurses, Morgan pops back within hours. “We have the means to align the biology with how the mind works.” Through what Reyblat calls an intermediate- to high-risk operation, she adds, “We have affirmed her identity.” Each day, Morgan discovers something new. Now, I can start living my life.” To live life to the fullest, however, will take months of healing. “On the first date,” she stresses, “I’ll let them know my background.” What about riding her motorcycle, a black Honda ninja-style rocket? “That could take two years.” Still a baritone When it comes to tolerance, Morgan is fond of quoting her mother, “Labels are for soup cans.” Morgan pauses and gets serious.Almost nine hours later, she is wheeled into recovery. ” But gender affirming surgery is, well, sex altering. She is thrilled with the doctors, the surgery, calls the entire staff “incredible.” The second night, however, is tough. She plays music, flips on a small light show with a digital speaker, does a little dance in the hallway, bursts into her favorite new song. She showers and collapses on the sudsy floor, crying tears of joy, warm water caressing new skin. “It’s not there.” What is there is a complete set of female features. “Our body parts don’t define who we are,” the Navy veteran states.Don’t get too excited when it looks like you don’t have to game.
For two years, Morgan has received estrogen treatment, had electrolysis and has openly lived as a woman.(hint: it’s because she has/had one)Most male-to-female transgenders will choose a stripper sounding name or something just a couple notches removed from a name you might call standard.I’m not entirely sure what that last one says but I know it ain’t good.So I promise, without TMI — too much information — let’s figuratively pull back the covers and learn a little bit more about life for the estimated 1.6 million transgender people in the United States.