I remember 'back in the day' when stealth was a dirty word among some(including me). Somehow it just seemed like those transgender or transsexual individuals who were blessed with the looks or the money, to jump the gender fence and ...disappear. Then, the more I discovered the trans community, I could understand why.
It seemed those who stayed close enough to shine a light on the process also weren't the most pleasant peeps in the world.
So now, I often wonder who put the 'S' in my increasing degree of stealth. I can say no one "ran me out" and I will (in the foreseeable future) continue my writings on the state of being a transgender woman will continue.
In the meantime, I also am not going into any public places where I am not noticed and scream "Hey! I'm trans."
Guilt somehow enters into all of this. The Goddess has blessed me with all my acquaintances who for the most part are non LGBT peeps and my partner for a reason to be named later.
If you ever hear it from me, assume I have passed to the other side and since I am not Houdini I am not coming back.
All of this sounds like a topic for my therapist and I to talk about at my next Veterans Administration visit.
Speaking of the VA, I was in the Social Services office the other day asking for info they provide on setting up a living will etc. I was standing at the desk when a genuine transgender veteran woman comes out of one of the offices. Wow!
I said "hello" but didn't have a chance to talk. I will in the future.