What I Learned from Being a Woman and Growing Up In the ’90s
By Jennifer M. TishlerThe New York TimesA few months ago, I found myself in a small room in my house in New York City, listening to a woman talking about her life.
She was talking about what it meant to be a woman, her own struggles with gender dysphoria, her love for music, and her love of photography.
It was like a documentary, a portrait of what it was like to be different.
The subject was one of the pioneers of the movement known as “flow state” meditation.
This term refers to the state of deep concentration in which people can relax and be fully present with themselves.
In this particular meditation, we were all in a room together, listening together to what she was saying, her feelings, her life, and how it all came to be.
As the story unfolded, I was struck by the parallels between the person speaking and me.
I realized how I had become more of a woman than I thought I was, or that I would ever be.
When I was in high school, I had no idea I would have the chance to connect with other people in a way that I never thought I could.
I was the first woman in my family to attend college.
I graduated from Yale in 1997.
I started my career in television, with the network I co-created, and then later in media at HBO.
When it was time for me to start my own company, I decided to go into a field that has no gender-specific boundaries: music.
I had a song about myself called “I Am.”
When I came out as a transgender woman, it was in response to a request by a friend who wanted me to write a song for a transgender man.
I think that was the moment that changed my life.
It was a very emotional and moving experience, one that I will never forget.
At that moment, I also felt something else, something I had never felt before.
I was aware that I had transitioned at an extremely young age, but I also knew that my identity had always been a secret to myself.
I felt a connection to people and spaces that I thought only I understood, and I felt an incredible sense of responsibility for what I was becoming.
I found a sense of belonging to a community, a community that had welcomed me as a girl and made me feel welcomed as a woman.
I am a woman now.
I am a trans woman.
I love music.
This story was written by Jennifer M .
Tishlers and originally appeared in The Lad.