[The Following Text was posted to Facebook on August 3rd, 2019. I’ve copied it here in its unedited form – Evey]
Hey everyone. So. What I’ve learned about coming out is that I’m not good at it. But I’ve finally hit a threshold where I can do this and I *need* to do this. It feels really, really good to be able to introduce myself to y’all properly. I’m Evey and it is so, so good to get to meet you all again.
It’s been an emotionally exhausting journey to get this far. And I typed this out once already to a group of people a while back and I don’t think I’m going to magically get more eloquent or better explained than I was back then so I’m going to link to the thing I wrote then to explain what’s going on. There’s a link attached to this post.
I know I didn’t contact everyone I should have personally and told them, and some of you DESERVED that from me but. and I’ll be honest, I’m exhausted. Having these conversations has been exhausting for me in ways I didn’t expect. I’m tired so I hope you won’t take it personally that this is the way I’m introducing myself.
To my family, we might not agree on what i’m doing but I hope you’ll trust I need to do this for me. There were reasons I waited to tell y’all or to make a post like this and they might not be fair but they are legitimate. I love all of you so much and I hope you’ll still want me as your family.
To my friends — statistically speaking a lot of you aren’t going to like this and that’s ok. You can unfriend me — it’s ok. I know this kind of thing is hot goss but I’d super appreciate it if we didn’t make this into rural WV tabloid news.
So, everyone. My name is Evey Winters. I use she/her pronouns. I’d really appreciate it if you’d use that name for me. I am happy to answer questions if y’all have any. I’m still me, and I’m still open and honest and I try to share when I can and where I can. I hope this can be a learning thing for everyone that brings us closer.
I really do love you all and I’m so glad for the friends and family who have been helping me to get to this point so I could have this conversation with you as the real, honest me.