One of the first questions that people ask me is, “So how did you get involved with this?” Although it is a small niche in this great world, it is one with a growing voice. My journey began in 2004 when I was attending the University of Miami getting my Master’s Degree. It was required that I take a Sexology class where my professor, Dr. Marilyn Volker, had a Transgender Panel. Here I met Jessica Lam.
Jessica told me of her journey, her feelings as a child, getting married, fathering two children, and then her decision to transition from male to female. I was fascinated. I had never met anyone like her. She had such conviction in her voice, her decision was so clear, and above all, she was so courageous. I knew with this friendship, I had to get to know and help others that had similar experiences.
For almost a decade, I have attended various Transgender workshops, seminars, conferences and medical symposiums to educate myself. As of October 2013 I became a Florida board Certified Transgender Care Therapist. I have worked with a variety of people who fit under the Transgender umbrella, helping some to further their journey through Hormone Replacement Therapy and Sexual Reassignment Surgery. I also hosted a Transgender Workshop in 2012 in Fort Myers, FL to further educate people in my area about with it means to be Transgender.
Emmie Wakefield, Youth Advocate of the Year; Nicole Lamorte, College Advocate of the Year; and Katherine Lowry, Advocate of the Year!
Katherine A. Lowry
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