8 year old me wouldn’t believe the life I was going to live till I turned 29… the things I would see, places I would go, people I would meet and the life skills I would acquire. 8 year old me should of said you are crazy if you think I’ll go through all that shit to get to where I am. I would of called you a fucking fool if you told me I was going to be able to be out and myself. That seemed to be a giant pipe dream. Just something that I never thought was going to be possible living under the oppression of Christian heterosexual normative but I got out and got free.
My name is Sasha Adele Braden, a transgender woman, who is queer and living in freedom. I knew I was transgender at the age of five because my development just seemed off so I had an inclination something was very wrong. I was locked away because of shame and I decided that I was going to take my truth to the grave and never open up to anyone because I was full of fear. That all changed February 14, 2018, when it all came out. I’m free. I’m alive. I’m learning that life isn’t just eating, sleeping, having sex, and going to the bathroom but it is so much more! Learning that has been a blast! I am also co-managing a grassroots organization called, “REFLECT” and it is all about trans and nonbinary expression through community while being able to completely lean on allies. I am super stoked to be doing this and being a safe place for the queer community of Austin, TX. Look up my Facebook page “REFLECT” for more details. With all of that said, welcome to my life. I welcome all types of people and welcome all types of dialogue. So, drop a comment or two on a post every once In a while this blog is mainly just a way to let go of trauma from my past. Expressing it has helped me overcome things I thought I was never going to be able to overcome and I’m living in freedom for the first time in my life. View all posts by sashaadele1