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Transitioning At 67: It's Never Too Late to Be Yourself

Transitioning At 67: It's Never Too Late to Be Yourself

Update: 2024-02-12


l S15 EP3 l Wendy Cole transitioned genders at the age of 67, even though she was convinced from the age of 5 that her “male facsimile” was not her true authentic self. A life of suppression and maintaining a heteronormative identity took a tremendous toll on her well-being, and caused strained relationships within her family, leading to a powerful transformation later in life. Now, finally living her truth, she works as a transition coach for anyone going through a difficult life transition. Wendy's story is a powerful reminder that it's never too late to be your true authentic self. Moreover, it underscores the crucial importance of acceptance and inclusion in our society. “Let my life be an example of what not to do.” Wendy

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🏳️‍🌈Key Takeaways:🏳️‍🌈 

*It's never too late to embrace your authentic self, as evidenced by Wendy who transitioned at 67, demonstrating the power of resilience and hope.

*Gender identity is more about self-perception and one's internal understanding rather than physical attributes; it is what is "between the ears," as Wendy puts it.

*Society often imposes repressive norms that make it difficult for individuals to express their true gender identity, leading to long-standing emotional and mental health challenges.

*Accepting major life transitions often require rewriting internal narratives, fostering self-awareness, and creating supportive environments, a concept Wendy now passionately shares through her work.

*Families of transgender individuals can benefit from understanding and support, recognizing that their loved one's journey to authenticity doesn't diminish the person they've always been.

🏳️‍🌈Resources mentioned in the episode: 

*Wendy Cole's professional website for coaching and transition mentorship:


*"I knew at age three there was something very different about me." Wendy

*” Gender is between your ears, not between your legs." Wendy

*” It's less about transitioning and more about correcting a condition you're born with so you can be who you've always been." Wendy

*” I’m just being for the first time after 67 years." Wendy

*” All life changes begin and are between your ears. 80% between your ears." Wendy

🏳️‍🌈About The Guest(s)🏳️‍🌈

Wendy Cole is a transition coach, a role she embodies to assist others in navigating complex life challenges, drawing from her own profound personal journey. With her firsthand experience, Wendy serves as a beacon of hope and resilience, proving that it's never too late to redefine one's life and embrace authenticity.

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Transitioning At 67: It's Never Too Late to Be Yourself

Transitioning At 67: It's Never Too Late to Be Yourself

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