It’s never too late to be your authentic self. That’s a lesson Christine Beynon can impart: In her mid-60s she came out as trans and began the process of transitioning.

“I never had many school friends, I wouldn’t go out,” she told Connacht Tribune. “I took up fishing, because that was a lonely thing. I took up cycling; I used to cycle miles and miles, because that was a lonely thing. But you don’t prefer to be alone—you are alone.”

Next year, “Becoming Christine” moves to the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin. “My life has been enriched since the exhibition,” Beynon wrote on Facebook. “All because of Amanda Dunsmore had the insight as an artist on seeing my photos that there was a story to tell and to share.”


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