The Vital Voice reached out to the KC SOFFA group that Fiona Nowling leads to ask if people would share their stories with the magazine.
SOFFA is a support group for Significant Others, Family, Friends and Allies of Trans People. They can be reached via www.facebook.com/SOFFA.KC & they have a private group on Facebook too.
Fiona and another member shared their story – and then Fiona and Una were asked to have a photo shoot done for the article.
The Vital Voice is an LGBT issues magazine which started in St. Louis, but has extended to cover Kansas City. August’s issue focused on families, and the article is about how the transition of a trans person affects the family and the people that love them and how the family supports and affects them in turn. It is available online and physically in lots of places in St. Louis and Kansas City, including LikeMe Lighthouse. The August issue is still available, or you can read the article at the link below.
Una – Sister House has a significant section on transgender resources to include support to wives and significant others. I would encourage all to check it out http://www.sisterhouse.net/library/