In the process of my long self-investigation, it finally dawned on me that I had not been able to grow up fully because I was never going to be an adult woman. I knew that the only way I could grow up—really be an adult—was to become a man. I needed to go through a puberty to which I could relate. I needed to move beyond the restrictions that I had placed on myself—and that others had placed on me—because of the opposition between my gender identity and my physical body. I needed to balance my body and my psyche so I could leave that struggle and that lie behind and move forward in my own life.
|—||– Jamison Green, Becoming a Visible Man|