A Trail of Joy and Hope – Karen Adell Scott

Karen Adell Scot continues to share her generous spirit with us and in doing so she shines a light on, preconceptions, misconceptions and the misgendering that she and countless others face on a daily basis. 

Originally posted on facebook, Karen wrote, 
“Just a note to those who have friended me. 
I truly am a transgender woman. I was born as me. My brain was never “testosterone washed” in the second trimester of development and my brain was left wonderfully female in gender. Scientific research bears this out in numerous redundant studies that have been published in prestigious peer reviewed science periodicals. It is established science. Transgender people are born. We are an extremely rare birth difference found in only 1/3rd of 1% of human beings. We are unique and special.
Those who say they are my friends are asked to please respect who I am and choose to acknowledge that I am who I am. 
I am not a man choosing to be a woman, not a pervert, not sexually crazed, and not unable to think of only sex. I am celibate and am a modest girl.    
I am not contagious to others where being near me will cause them to become “horribly transgender.” 
Speaking about my being transgender is NOT political speech anymore than a black person being who they are is political speech. I am truly who I am. It is not a choice nor some sort of chosen perversion. 
I am not an abomination, nor am destined to “burn in hell” for being authentic me. I am not unacceptable to God by any stretch of the imagination, for I know He loves me with a never-ending love. 
I am a woman and always was even when I presented as a male due to cultural reasons and other terrible things that happened to me as a tiny child. 
I am Karen Adell Scot. I love people and seek to help others. I deeply care for others.
I seek to leave a trail of Joy behind me as I travel through life. 
If you cannot handle these things, unfriend me.”



About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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