Unlocking your true self can be a journey fraught with challenge. But take a moment to imagine the liberation, the sheer joy of stepping into the world as the person you’ve always known you were. This is the captivating narrative we explore with Wendy Cole.
Embarking on a gender transition at the age of 65, Wendy has walked the path of self-discovery and acceptance. She doesn’t shy away from delving deep into her own experiences. From the initial inklings of feeling different, to the pivotal decision-making moments of dressing and surgery, Wendy opens up about her voyage. But this journey isn’t just Wendy’s, it’s a journey shared by many others. Wendy helps guide others through their own paths of self-realization.
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About Wendy Cole
As a Transition Mentor, Wendy Cole helps her clients identify, explore, and eliminate the stress of facing life’s changes. Since 2017, Wendy has guided others through transitions. Her life experiences are the tools she uses. She believes in the mind’s powers; she practices mindfulness, shifting her beliefs and energy to support herself going forward, making profound changes in her life, health, and finding joy in being.
Knowing who you are, and not BEING who you are: this is the starting point of every Transitional situation. You KNOW who you truly are, in every aspect, but the outside is what matters. That is what people see. Taking that first transitional step is TERRIFYING. It’s the stress: stress of the journey, stress of the mental weight, stress of worrying about the outside world… The physical transition is the easiest part; it’s getting through the mental transition that holds us back.
Knowing from childhood she was a girl, Wendy yielded to familial and societal expectations to fit in. At age 67, Wendy changed her life with her transition. Beginning in January 2015 she focused internally: accepting who she really was, confronting fears, doubts, and anxieties that held her back for decades. She took the leap of faith to find freedom and joy in being herself. By July 2015, Wendy was living as a woman. She had her long-awaited surgery at NYU Medical in 2017.