'Before I came out I hadn’t realised how much capacity I was using in pretending to be this male character. It was only after I transitioned and managed to shed all of those pretences that I realised how much that was taking up both emotionally and mentally. Life has just been infinitely brighter since coming out.'
Ayla Holdom is the first openly transgender RAF pilot.* She joined their search and rescue team in 2008. *[Ayla says that others quietly preceded her, but were not public ... and she is 'standing on the shoulders of giants'].
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