As my blogs will indicate. I'm a police official as a career choice and because I know I make a difference in the community I work, and I'm also making a difference in this male dominated world where masculinity and chauvinist usual rule. Yes, I'm sweet, innocent, and I will fight for who ever needs me to. I thrive on negativity towards me. It's like my loved ones encouraging me to succeed in life. I am part of the Cape Town community, part of a mixed racial community, a part of the LGBTI community, and I am a cop (and part of their community). And the longer I am myself, the more all the communities just accept me.
I've been out my whole life and my family knows my choice, if they choose to accept me as I am, good. If they don't, I truly do not have to exert energy into forcing them to accept me, as they had more then 30years to try and understand what I'm dealing with. Being Transgender isn't easy, definitely not a walk in the park. There are days I feel like telling the world to just swallow me whole as I have no fight left to give. But fortunately those are the minority of my days and I can not be a victim for anybody.
I am a woman, I am me and yes, I am also transgender, and loving myself for being capable of withstanding the forces that wants to destroy me. I might not be a superwoman, but I am super for others who look up to me for having the strength to be me.
As one of my old commanders said. THE ONLY ONES WHO CAN JUDGE YOU ARE YOU YOURSELF AND GOD. BUT GOD HAS FINALLY TOLD YOU THAT YOU ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO BE THE PILLAR FOR EVERYONE ELSE TO SEE WHAT STRENGTH TRULY IS. YOU'VE NEVER DISRESPECTED OTHERS, AND I'VE ALWAYS ACCEPTED YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL PERSON YOU WERE. BUT NOW YOU ARE MORE BEAUTIFUL AND GLOWING WITH CONFIDENCE AND ACCEPTANCE FOR BEING YOURSELF. IF ANYBODY TRIES TO MAKE YOU FEEL BAD, JUST LOOK UP TO YOUR CREATOR AND HE WILL GUIDE YOU IN EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. I SALUTE YOU AS A STRONG WOMAN, THAT FACES THE WORLD FOR HERSELF AND OTHERS.
Now who couldn't love and respect a man of over 50 years old for being so accepting.