Fallon Fox was a little boy, just 5 years old, when she first sensed the disconnect, that the body she had wasn’t the body she felt she should. “I wished I was like my sister,” she said. “I wanted to grow up and be like that.”
Through adolescence growing up in the Toledo, Ohio area, the confusion and doubts and, indeed, fear mounted. She was male, yet felt female. She tried to be a straight man, even fathering a child at 19, but nothing was right. After a stint in the military, she returned to find the stress of not feeling comfortable in her own body nearly overwhelm her. Finally she scoured the Internet for an answer and there it was: she was transgender.
She came clean to her family and friends – a painful, difficult ordeal that wasn’t met with understanding. “At the time, they weren’t supportive.”
She went through counseling. She became a truck driver to raise money for a procedure and in 2006, she flew all alone to Thailand for “gender reassignment surgery.” At last, Fallon FoxRead More »from Fallon Fox: The Ultimate Fighting Conundrum