04 6 / 2014
Anonymous said: At LeakyCon 2009, I was able to gather the courage to come out to my parents as a transgendered woman. Since then, they have fully accepted me and I have fully transitioned into the "new me". I don't think I would have been able to accomplish all of this without Leaky in my life that year.
WHOA this was sitting there in my ask box for for like three weeks and I just saw it now. Congratulations!
And congratulations on phrasing it healthily too. I am always humbled and awed when people say “because of Leaky” this or that, it’s always lovely to hear but it’s never actually true. The things you do are on you. Your accomplishments, your courage. And things can help us gather courage and achieve things, but they don’t do it for us. So not only is it amazing to hear that Leaky was part of your journey, but it’s also amazing to hear that you recognize that it was a part of your triumph, and not the whole of it. That the triumph and the achievement and the courage always has and always will belong to you.
We’ll take as an extremely high compliment that LeakyCon can help someone along any part of that journey.