I Wish the World Could Have Known Me

Someone wrote…

I’m a married mother in my thirties. But I know in my heart that I am not a woman. I have known since I was a young child. I secretly called myself a masculine name, and dressed as unfeminine as possible. But I’ve never come out. I will never come out. No one will ever know. It is not an option. I am too scared. I just wanted to tell someone.

I’m a man.

My name is Caleb.

I wish the world could have known me.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on April 21st, 2016 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 6 comments »

6 Responses to “I Wish the World Could Have Known Me”

  1. Anonymous


    The world is poorer without knowing you, and I’m glad you could at least use this forum to tell people about yourself.

    Sometimes all our choices are incredibly tough. And I know just how terrible this kind of fear feels. Sending you tons of positive vibes & good thoughts.


  2. Jillian

    My heart goes out to you. I hope the world will someday meet your true self.


  3. radical/rebel


    I want you to know that we’re out here waiting for you, and we love you exactly as you are. There is space for you in this world.

    Sending you support and hugs.



  4. Tove

    Hi Caleb,

    I wish we lived in a world where we didn’t have to be afraid to be ourselves. But I’m glad to hear from you, friend. It must have been hard to write that post; you’re brave and you’re wonderful.

    All my love,



  5. Ravyn


    Your tale sounds so much like mine. Hugs and best wishes through the internet, which allows us to be who we are (at least a little) without having to come out.



    sky replied:

    its awesome to know you as the person you believe you are and its awesomely strong that u were able to post that here! i hope you are able to come out someday as you want <3

    lots of love,



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