Why is an article on a transgender girl relevant here?

My wife forwarded me this link. It is a powerful story and a beautifully written article. And, it so happens that the author/family happen to be family friends. And, no, it is not an ADHD related issue. However, I remember vividly the “debate” about whether ADHD was real. I assure you that it is. Though there are still deniers out there. Ignorance is hard to eradicate. Well, I think there is a comparison to be made to transgender issues. For the vast majority of us, gender is simple. For most of us sexuality is pretty straightforward. So, we assume that it is like that for everyone. Apparently, that is not the case for everyone. 

It takes courage, humility, and an open heart to embrace the idea that our own personal experience is not the only experience. I for one have only been inside me. I don’t assume to know what it is like inside anyone else. Our society only benefits when we realize that our strength is in our diversity. It is hard for me to fathom what it is like to feel like you were born in the wrong body. (If that is even an accurate characterization.) But my sample size of one hardly covers the breadth of human experience. I applaud those who have the courage to be who they are without reservation or apology. So, I’ve chosen to celebrate one such family here. Cheers!

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