Dear Mom and Dad,
I know I'm probably the last person you want to hear from. In fact, you may not recognize me if you saw me today. It's possible you don't even remember me, so allow me to reintroduce myself.
I'm Alex, the daughter you thought you had or knew. Isn't it sad how when babies are born, we want them to be happy and healthy, but when they get older, we push them into being who we want them to be? Maybe it isn't to you since that's the reason I left home. Luckily, I had someone to turn to, a person I love with all my heart and soul. He is the reason I am still here and not out on the streets risking my life in any way.
When I finally was able to admit my true gender identity to myself, what I'd really felt all along, it was not an easy ride. I was afraid of what people would think, how they'd react. Then, because I finally got the guts to tell my best friend, I decided I wasn't going to hide from the world any more. Sadly, I guess in times like these you find out who's really