Peyton

My name is Peyton, but it hasn't always been . . . I've been Michelle, Ashley, Anna, Lily, and probably a dozen other names as well. I guess that comes with the nature of being gender fluid. Most people are born and given a name and as you grow you learn to recognize that name as your own. For me, I went through the same process but quickly learned that my given name didn't represent who I was on the inside. I'm not just a boy, and I'm not just a girl. I'm both. And. I'm just finally starting to love myself for it. 

Life has not been easy. Don't get me wrong, I've been absolutely blessed with amazing family and friends, but I always knew I was a little different. I never felt that I fit in with anyone really. My brain and soul always wanted me to experience everything both genders had to offer. Since society doesn't really seem to like that very much, I had to repress those feelings for the vast majority of my life. It wasn't until I ordered my first set of hair extensions when I was twelve that I realized how much I loved being a woman. And it wasn't until recently that I realized I love being both. 

I've made a lot of mistakes in my life. I guess I was acting out confused about what was going on in my own mind. But, with the support of many beautiful people things have been a lot better recently. The above just scrapes the surface though, I could write an encyclopedia about my experiences, but for now, you'll just have to wait. :)

Much love, You Are More! 

Peyton