A grandmother has come out as transgender after she lost her marriage to a man who suffered from a mysterious autoimmune disease.
Ms Leesha Williams, who lives in Melbourne, said she lost the husband she loved to the disease at the age of 27.
“He had it pretty bad and we were really lucky he got better, and I couldn’t do anything about it,” Ms Williams told ABC Radio Melbourne.
Ms Williams said she began transitioning at the end of her husband’s life, when she felt like her life had become too difficult. “
And I’m just really hoping that when I’m finally ready to go back to my husband that he can be happy and that I can be his wife.”
Ms Williams said she began transitioning at the end of her husband’s life, when she felt like her life had become too difficult.
“It’s a constant feeling of being invisible and not getting anything done,” she said.
“The whole thing started when I lost my husband at the ages of 27 and I just couldn’t deal with it.”
I just wanted to go away and stop being the person that he was and stop living this life.
“Ms Leeseha Williams has been a lifelong resident of the Australian capital and is married to David Williams, an IT manager.
“When I saw my GP he told me that I was a woman but that was it.” “
As I got older I started to realise I was not really a woman and my husband was not a man,” she explained.
“When I saw my GP he told me that I was a woman but that was it.”
‘I could not live without him’ ‘I couldn’t live without my husband’ Ms Williams, of Melbourne, is now planning to open a shop and bar to raise money for the family to get the treatment she needs.
She told the ABC that she hoped the public would help by donating to her fundraising campaign.
“Every single cent that I get goes to my mum and dad and my brothers and sisters,” she told the station.
“But I have a lot of family and friends who are also doing the same thing.”
‘Not a normal person’ Ms Leesonas husband David Williams was diagnosed with the disease in 2008, and died last year aged 49.
His daughter Jennifer Williams said he had a “tremendous” passion for the hobby.
“People have asked me to make a living from this because I have had to go out of work and put in extra hours,” Ms Leisa Williams said.
The family said they had not received any offers for help.
“David and I were never the norm people, but I’ve got a family who love me and they know how much I love them and it just hurts that I cannot live without them,” Ms Davis said.
Ms Davis also said she did not want to be known as a transgender person.
“No-one wants to be seen as trans, because they don’t understand that this is normal,” she added.
“We are not a normal couple and we’re not married and I’ve never married someone before and I’m still married and it’s not going to change.”
Ms Davis told ABC News she had been told by the Australian Human Rights Commission that she was discriminated against because of her gender identity.
“There’s a lot that goes on behind closed doors that I don’ t even know about and I feel like I have to take it to the Australian Federal Government, because I think that they need to know that we are not normal,” Ms Johnson said.
‘It’s not easy’ “I have no idea why I am going through this,” Ms Jones said.
She added that the decision to come out was made at a time when she was being “treated as if I was an anomaly”.
“I’m not in a position to tell people that, but this is not something that I am comfortable saying because I know it is wrong,” she, Ms Johnson and Ms Davis added.
Ms Johnson is a mother of four children aged between four and nine.
Ms Williams and Ms Williams’ husband were married for almost 20 years, and they had three children together.
“My husband loved me from the day I met him,” Ms Roberts said.
”He was a huge inspiration to me, but we did not have any children.
“They were just very important to him, and to me and to the children.”
Ms Roberts and her husband also had a daughter, which she said was a “big part of our family”.
“They’re really proud of us and they love us very much, but it’s hard to live without that child and it doesn’t make it any easier to say goodbye to them,” she continued.
“If I could just get that back, I’d be really happy.”