5. “It Was a Rebirth”: Karen Robertson on the Courage it Took to Gender Transition
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Mar 29, 2022
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Karen was born and raised in rural Scotland and she has always had an appreciation for outdoor sports, particularly sailing. From a very young age, however, she had sensed that something was not as it should be in her life. Karen was living her life as a male but knew that she should’ve been born a girl.

Here is the story of Karen’s long and challenging journey of self-discovery.

“I was expecting the worst. I was expecting to be laughed at and ridiculed and never to be taken seriously again, but what I actually got was an outpouring of support and love from all these people I used to work with. It was one of the most empowering things I’ve ever had”

Listener warning - this episode contains reference to suicidal thoughts.


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