Laine kept her secret from almost everyone she knew for thirty-five years. She spent those years living in fear and being afraid that no one would accept for who she really was. Laine is part of the .3% of adults that identify as being transgender. It’s hard to say if any the statistics are completely accurate because many people are still too scared to identify as transgender. This piece explores the thoughts, daily life, and struggles of Laine and her exploration of womanhood.