From my struggles with gender identity and the enormous pressure required to suppress the real me, I have moved to giving myself the option of living authentically as female. On this journey I have realised that through honest living and spiritual maintenance we can create profound changes not only in ourselves but in the world around us.
Natasha Stavropoulos is an openly transgender woman, currently studying to become a Counselling psychologist at the University of Roehampton. Natasha originally moved to the UK from her native Greece at 18 to study. London was to become her home and the environment that allowed her to discover and become herself over two decades, transitioning in her mid-30s while working for an advertising agency.
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