“Well, first of all, I’m transgendered. I switched from male to female.
I was 60 years old. I prayed about it for years and years and years. And I told God, ‘If it’s alright with You, then You find the funds, and so when the funds came available, I said, ‘Well, that’s Your answer.’ So, if He’s happy with it, I don’t care what anybody else thinks.”
“When did you know you were a woman trapped in a man’s body?”
“Probably about 8, 9. I would go into Walmart and steal a pack of panties and hide them under my little boys’ pants. And, of course, I didn’t let Mama know. So I had to pretty much steal a pack a week. Then, after she found out I was wearing women’s clothes, she thought I was gay, so I let her think that because she wouldn’t understand the other. So I had to wait until my mom and dad passed to ‘come out.’ I spent nearly 20 years living on the street. I get a disability check, but it’s not enough to eat on. I mean, if you pay your rent and utilities, then you do without eatin’. Or, you pay for your food and you don’t have rent or utilities, so I paid my rent and utilities, and then I had to come out here to eat.”
“In your previous life, what was your first name?”
“Was James married?”
“But James never had children?”
“I got two.”
“Two biological children?” She nodded her head. “Where are they?”
“I don’t really know; they don’t want nuttin’ to do with me. Some crap the mom said. Kids believe what the parent says, so . . .
I’m actually engaged to a 34-year-old - transgendered from female to male. He picks me up and takes me to the bar he works at after closing and turns the music on, and we dance in there, just me and him. Neither one of us can dance, but we like to try it.
I have more fun now that I’ve switched over than I ever had before, and I got a lot less psychiatric issues because I’m more happy now.
Just because you were born male, don’t mean you are male. I’ve always felt like a woman.
My pastor is the guardian of my will and all of that, and she promised me that when I die, I can be buried in a wedding dress. ‘Cause the Bible says, ‘Come to me as a new bride.’ So, that’s what I’m gonna do!”