Writing is Healing to the Soul

Over the years, I've written several articles and books about everything trans-related. Many of you have purchased and praised my works over the years. You came to me for my knowledge and experience and I never let you down. Writing these articles and books have also served as my own form of therapy. I found that writing was healing to my soul. Like many of you, I felt trapped in a situation that was the result of trying to please my family rather than myself and I hurt my ex-spouse, someone whom I once loved dearly. Because of that, I felt lost and spiralled down a path of self-destruction. I hit rock bottom and ended up hospitalized. I walked away from the experience a much stronger and more beautiful person. I felt a renewed sense of joy - of spirit - within me and I set out to be the very best I could be, stretching my potential even further than I did before. I became the woman I've always dreamed of: smart, funny, pretty, and great at many things.

Many of you have shared your experiences with me and your stories have all been delightful. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you, some more than others. I enjoyed the ability to meet people from all over the world via my little parties in Philadelphia. I will never forget my friends and fans. You give me strength! I've bumped heads with some people, too, and although it may not seem like it, I enjoyed my time with you, too. You were real. You made yourself known to me. That takes a lot more guts than the hideous cowards trying to take a stab at my rep from behind a computer keyboard. I admire each and every one of you. It takes courage to be who you are, especially those of you who transitioned and are full-time. We earned it.

I'd like to take this moment to thank all of you for making the world a better place, for giving others hope in living an authentic life. Now that I am living mine, I hope more of us will be courageous enough to live the life we've always dreamed of living and be that woman of our dreams that we had envisioned. You deserve happiness. Namaste!

Love,
Kalina
July 2010