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Stevie was known as Steve for more than 55 years. She’s now living her life as a woman after learning, although she was born with man parts, she is intersex. That means she has some lady parts, too. They’re just on the inside.
She had no idea until a recent trip to the doctor. She recalls, “I had a kidney stone, and we`re in the emergency room, and the nurse is reading the ultrasound and says, ‘huh, this says you`re a female.’”
Stevie says she knew the nurse was right. That it validated everything she had always felt inside.
She remembers “wearing my mom`s clothes and makeup, very secretly, not telling anybody.”
That secret was now out to her six kids and wife of 25 years.
Her wife embraced it. She says, “I didn’t sign up for this, but who signs up for anything?”
Stevie talks about her and her wife’s relationship, saying “She still relates to my heart and soul, and I still relate to hers, and I think that that`s the essence of true love.”
As for her many parts, she’s keeping them and learning to walk and talk like a woman.