Since the original story Our Transgender Child – Boo’s Story was told a year and a half ago, it has consistently been one of my top 5 posts. Often, by email or in person, people ask me how Boo is doing and what she’s been up to. For that reason, I convinced her to let me provide my readers with an update of her life since my last post.
Since my last post, Boo started working part-time at a beauty supply store. She got lots of helpful tips on makeup and hair and even started doing my makeup for special occasions!! She couldn’t get enough hours at that job, however, so she eventually moved on to a coffeehouse where she is working nearly full-time. Only her boss knows that she is transgendered and no one at either of those jobs ever questioned her being a girl.
Boo is taking a few classes, slowly trying to get through her general ed. She had some bad experiences in Portland and sometimes has panic attacks on her way to class. She has finally decided to talk to her doctor about trying some anti-anxiety meds.
Boo was in a long-term relationship, which recently broke up and after sharing an apartment with friends for a few months, she has moved back home. We are all getting along very well and Boo, Art and I love to eat dinner together while watching Jeopardy and trying to be the first to yell out the answer.
All in all, I believe that Boo is finally comfortable in her own skin and on her way to becoming the person she was always meant to be. We are very proud of her.