The Journey of a Lifetime
For all of her life, Karen has struggled with gender dysphoria and her true identity. Scared, confused and tired of living a lie she embarks on a journey of a lifetime. One that will change her life, marriage and the world she thought she knew. The Journey to become her authentic self, this is her story taken from her journal. As she comes to terms with what it means to be transgender, married and to find out she is the parent of a child who is also transgender. Along the way she learns new things about herself, her spouse, her family and the friends she has.
About Karen Marie Vaughn (Toledo, Ohio Author)
Karen Marie Vaughn lives in Perrysburg, Ohio. She is a former United States Marine and served as a Volunteer Firefighter and EMT. After 32 years she retired from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and began her career as an author, speaker and LGBT advocate. She currently serves on the Board of Equality Toledo and recently finished her first season of a new television series on being transgender. She is the proud parent of a transgender child and runs several support groups for the transgender community.
Prior to her transitioning she was a Beta reader for several of her author friends who encouraged her to write. After she began her transitioning she found it easier to write and completed her first book in four months. "The Journey of a Life Time" is about her coming to terms with her gender and how she came out to her friends and family.
Her second book “Reflections from a Wine Glass” gives her the opportunity to reflect and share the best and worst moments of her first year on HRT and transitioning. The physical, emotional and spiritual changes that happened to her. The loss of familiarity and the anxiousness and excitement of things to come.
She has one final year to go in her transitioning, to prepare herself for that last path. Her third book currently be written tells what it takes to mentally prepare for the life changes that come with the surgery to become her authentic self. How her friends and family help her through the process.