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‘Never say never’: Transgender woman shares story


‘Never say never’: Transgender woman shares story

The Day by Taylor Hartz on August 24, 2021

On a wall in Polly Fuhrmeister's office hangs a sign that reads "never say never."

For her, it's an important reminder of a mantra she now lives by and the changes she's made to be her true self: a woman.

Years ago, Fuhrmeister swore that she would never change her name, never take hormones and never have surgery to undergo a gender transition. But today she goes by Polly, rather than the name she was assigned at birth, and is two months into her recovery from a surgery meant to make her body reflect who she has always been.

 "I don't have to try to be somebody that I'm not anymore."


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