I am a transgender girl named Maria and I have a progressive neuromuscular condition known as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Due to my physical disability, I am unable to undergo procedures and treatments that would make my transition much easier. Despite that, I have found a way to be happy just living my life as a female. My ancestral heritage is that of Polish, Slovak, German and English descent. I was raised Catholic by my mother and father, despite my mother being Protestant (German and English). Also, my parents were almost as loyal to the republican party as they were to their faiths. However, when I was reborn into my current state of mind and ability and more of who I truly was began to set in, began to surface, my parents began to question what they believed or at least what they had been told all their lives. Every day people tell me that God is testing me by how He created be, however I know this is not the case; I believe with all my heart that the Goddess, in all her wisdom, is testing the world to see how they treat me and she will punish my abusers accordingly. There have been times in my life where I didn't always do what I had to do to make the world a better place, but today I make a vow to dedicate my life to Her and the love that She has commanded me to show the world. She may be testing others with my ailments, but all the intolerance and bigotry that She has let me see is so that I do not become that way. For too long have I let myself be corrupted by hatred and fear, for too long have I pushed away the very people who love me and dedicate their time to helping me, its time for me to rise up and say, "Thank you for the love you have shown me".