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Michelle’s Story

Your story, my story...our stories.I am new to the whole transgender thing, I am 65 years old and at the age of 64 I realized I was a TransWoman. In March, 2016, I started going to The Transgender Institute and seeing Caroline Gibbs on a regular basis. I literally feel she has saved my life!!! The Transgender Institute and all of its staff have been very helpful, informative, and caring. I have felt extremely comfortable while in their care.

This can really be a life saving event if you are as troubled as I was. I came there initially for Voice lessons, and having seen a previous therapist and doctor and already on small dosage of HRT. Caroline recognized I was not really being cared for properly and got me with the right local doctors who I feel really care for me.

NOW, I am on track to be the Woman I am. I have always been able to get an appointment when needed, and the Group Voice Therapy is the best. In addition, I have gained new friendships (in the group voice lessons) and am feeling so much better about myself.

A special thanks goes out to the staff at the Transgender Institute.

Michelle W., 65 yr old Engineer


4 replies
  1. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Reading this makes me extremely happy.
    65 and transitioning to become a woman she always wanted to be,……wonderful.
    I am 62 and I thought now for a while that it is all lost. May be not!
    I am battling the urges, desires, dreams, etc. versus my daily reality of family, wife and grown kids.
    What do I leave behind to live my life as the woman I always dreamed of to be? What a mental struggle.
    I am so happy for you.

    • Michelle
      Michelle says:

      Hello Terri,
      I am glad that you responded also. May be that there are ‘more of us’ out there than we realize.
      I do not know where my path will lead me, but I truly hope for an understanding partner who can share in my dreams as a woman.
      best of luck to you.

      • Terri
        Terri says:

        Maybe we can start the over 55 transition club. 🙂 Sometimes I get so wistful wishing these resources were available to us 40 years ago but maybe we always wind up where we were meant to be anyway eventually.
        Best of luck to you too,


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