Since initiating her own transition in 2009, Kimi considers transition the amazing journey of a lifetime, rather than a singular ultimate destination that may someday be reached. With a profound understanding of the challenges and struggles that existed secretly for over 55 years, she decided the most effective application of her life’s experiences would be to share those learned lessons with others and to educate the public regarding the very real existence of the transgender community. Ms. Cole has developed profound insights based on viewing the world through a unique lens of actively living while being perceived as male, then later identifying and being perceived as female.
Working actively with PFLAG, Carson Region, a national advocating outreach and support organization, Kimi has experience presenting to educators, medical professionals and community service organizations. She works with legislators and advocacy groups, seeking LGBT-positive improvements in areas of fair and equal treatment.
Her goal is to proactively continue raising positive awareness of ALL diversity communities, in order that everyone, regardless of their background, can enjoy full equality and the ability to peacefully coexist in society.
Photo by Kippy Spilker
Walking in another’s shoes
April 8, 2019