Loving your Authentic Self

by Amber Josephine September. 26, 2018 2285 views

Gosh it feels like forever since I posted here. So much has gone on in my life over the past few months that I have barely had time to take out my camera and enjoy my hobby.

Over the last couple of months I have come to accept myself for who I truly am - a transgender woman, something I tried to hide (even from myself) for almost 20 years. To celebrate my coming out, my wife and I attended our first Pride Rally in Brisbane.

Rainbow diversity

Rainbow diversity

Amidst a sea of rainbows were people unashamed to show their authentic selves. Here was a group of people openly proclaiming their love for those whom they choose to share their lives with.

Marching in support of those they love

Marching in support of those they love

Given this was the first year since marriage equality was brought to Australia, it is also fitting to acknowledge the amazing person who has stood by me throughout my journey so far. So is nothing short of fully accepting towards who I am as a person and I look forward to continuing this amazing journey alongside her.

Love is love

Love is love

Note: For those that are interested, I am more than happy to share my story over at my blog: http://livingauthenticallyamber.wordpress.com

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Andi Saw 1 year, 1 month ago

Reading your site reminded me of my coming out as an autistic woman, but, most of all, an entire life spent pleasing others and not being myself. The relief when I found out I was an Aspie, and the strength that came with the awareness. I cried a lot, reading your pages (It's a good thing). 

Thank you. I aknowledge the immense value that your experience brings to the world. Someone who's struggling, might read your website, and find the strength to go on, come out, resist...
Your decision to write down your story and feelings, is a huge contribution to everyone. 
You're making this world a better place Amber. 

CIAO WIFE blue heart

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Ram Ya 1 year, 1 month ago

Welcome back, Amber!
Beautiful capture in #1 and a very inspiring title and story grinning

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Amber Josephine Replied to Ram Ya 1 year, 1 month ago

Thanks Ram!!
And welcome back to you as well 😊

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 1 month ago

Glad to have you back! A couple of days I finally gave up following you, big mistake, which I corrected just now!
I love #3- be yourself forever and always! thumbsup

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Amber Josephine Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 1 month ago

Thanks Sigrid - it’s great to be back. Sorry to keep you waiting!!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Amber Josephine 1 year, 1 month ago

thumbsup

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