Anthony is looking forward to going to the beach
For his entire life, Anthony D’Allesandro Vivolo has dreaded going to the beach.
As Anthony describes, born a male in a female body, he has never been able to go shirtless on the beach or a pool as he conformed to the norms of a female body. It was never easy, he said “I can remember sitting in my first communion dress and crying because it was not who I was.”
“For years, I’ve been looking in the mirror and not understanding who I am,” said Anthony. “I felt like a thing rather than a person. I was depressed and angry with myself.”
But all of that changed earlier this year when Anthony underwent gender-affirming top surgery at MelroseWakefield Hospital, a decision that has changed his life.
Read the full article in the Melrose Patch.
Tufts Medicine Formerly Wellforce