I never felt like I completely belonged with either of the binary options - girl or boy. I felt more like a boy, but I didn't tell anyone until I heard the word "transgender" for the first time when I was nearly 19. I had been desperately trying to become a woman to save my soul. When I found out that I was not alone in my experience, I felt relieved and validated. I was able to begin accepting myself, loving myself, and becoming myself. I don't want any one else to feel that they are alone on this journey.