About me

I am a 39 year old transsexual woman living in Stockholm, Sweden. My life have taken a somewhat unexpected turn during the last years and I have found that there is always a need for information about transsexuality and how it is affecting my life. It is nearly always easier to understand things if you are well informed about it. I hope this site will be useful for my family, friends, collegues and other people that I meet in my life.

My daily work is in the Swedish Armed Forces where I am an active-duty officer and currently assigned to the development of information systems. I have been working as an officer for about 17 years now and it is really an interesting and dynamic job. However, my choice of career also led to many sleepless nights thinking about whether I could stay there or not when I realized that I needed to start my transition into a woman. I really love my work but I was scared that life as a transsexual woman would just be too difficult for me as an military officer. So far I am surprised that everything has been working allright and I have recieved a lot of support from my collegues.

I have also learned that since people think this is rather personal they are a little bit cautious about asking me all thos questions that they usually have. Even though I hope and think you will find many answers here I will encourage you to ask me those questions if you are unsure about anything. I think we will both benefit from that in the long run. When we get to know each other my transsexuality usually becomes just one piece of my life puzzle just as your partner, family or important events is part of yours.

Alexandra at Disney's Animal Kingdom

In my spare time I have been involved in the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights where I served as a member of the federation board for a total of five years. I have also been heavily involved in developing their website and video streaming activities. Besides that I love going to the movies, reading books, working with my computers and I take every chance to travel I can.

One Thought on “About me

  1. Camilla Milton on December 20, 2013 at 10:34 said:

    Hej,

    Camilla heter jag och jag läser till sjuksköterska på Röda Korsets Högskola i Stockholm. Jag och en studiekamrat ska skriva vår c-uppsats efter jul och vi planerar att göra en forskningsstudie om hur transsexuella upplever bemötandet de fått inom hälso- och sjukvården. Vårt syfte är att ta reda på om personalen har tillräckliga kunskaper om transsexualitet och hoppas att med hjälp av vår studie kunna kartlägga brister inom vården som kan fungera vägledande inför omhändertagandet av framtida patienter. Intresset väcktes genom att min syster har genomgått ett könsbyte och jag har hört hennes synpunkter på vården.

    Det vore fantastiskt om det finnas möjlighet att vidarebefordra detta mail så att transsexuella kan komma i kontakt med mig. Vi skulle bli otroligt glada om det finns några som skulle kunna tänka sig att ställa upp på en intervju, som ska ligga till grund för vårt forskningsresultat. Alla uppgifter avidentifieras så det sker helt anonymt. Det är bara jag och min studiekamrat som kommer intervjua och läsa innehållet. Vi kommer enbart ställa frågor om upplevelsen av bemötandet från vårdpersonalen. Så om det finns några som skulle vilja vara med och påverka vården till det bättre med hjälp av krav på ökad kunskap hos personalen så hör jättegärna av er! Tack på förhand!

    Vänligen,
    Camilla Milton

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