I felt part of the girl’s ‘gang’ from about the age of 3, but life mistakenly put me in the boy’s ‘gang’. It took me over 40 years to realise the important question was not “Why do I identify as a woman?”, but “What am I going to do about it?!” In answering this, I also realised why I felt driven to be a barrister. Growing up in Lancashire in the 1960s I was unable to fight for my own fairness, because I had no idea how to deal with being transgendered. But what I could do, was fight for fairness for other people. That is why being a barrister is almost as important to me, as being a woman. I never believed I could be both, but thanks to the caring support of my friends, family, Chambers and Inn, I believe I am accepted for who I really am. What you see is what you get.