Well, you’ve made it this far, so let me see if I can reward your curiosity. Yes, I’m a trans woman, but, you see, we’re all kinda different when it comes right down to it. We all have our own stories to tell, and this is mine. Why do I feel the need to tell it? Why does anyone feel the need to tell their story? For fame, fortune and love, of course. But, failing those – and fail at those I most likely will – it’s my hope that by introducing myself to as many people as possible, I can, just maybe, help in some small way to diminish some of the stigma that surrounds transgender identity.

With all of that in mind, I’m pleased to introduce you to Rachel Stevens, former Marine Corps Judge Advocate, recovering Texas trial lawyer, one-time slot casino cashier turned vegan devil chef, current artist, screenwriter and relentless pursuer of self-actualization. And if that’s not enough to shake things up, how many transgender fly fishers do you know? You see? There ya go.