As a child I knew that I was not the person that the world thought they knew. I had loved hanging with my girl cousins and did not like doing “boy” things. As I grew older I tried to compensate to “fit in” with the “guys” as that is what I felt society wanted me to do. Feeling threatened by society I worked harder to do anything and everything testosterone including Super Arena Motocross and Supercross, Mixed Martial Arts and combat training.
I eventually became dependent on alcohol and many other drugs eventually leading to a car accident suicide attempt. This fueled a drug addiction and after fighting to get my life back started having health issues that went undiagnosed for years. I was told in mid 2010s that it was suspected that I am intersex with at least partial female DNA.
At this point, after losing my family I decided to transition to female role in society. I have been living as my true self since 2017 and I have never felt as healthy as I do now in my life. But living as a Transgender person came with its own set of new problems.
I am Melissa Hirst, and I am here to share my journey through life with you. I am here to share my experiences, the hate and ostracization that WE endure, the occupational barriers and the tear stained nights. But I am also here to show you the bright days, the love, the friendships and the victories of climbing some of the highest metaphorical mountains known to humans!
We are here. We are not going ANYWHERE. We are a FAMILY. We hold the key to a better world!
MY GOAL IS TO SHOW THOSE LIKE ME THAT IT IS OK TO EXIST. I LOVE MYSELF AND I LOVE YOU.
AND TOGETHER……….. WE’VE GOT THIS ❤❤❤🤗🤗🤗