That picture could have been me!! I remember actually doing this!
I remember wishing I was a girl, so many times, when I was a kid....
I used to pray every night desperately, with tears rolling down my face, that I would be wake up as a girl and that the mistake of my whole life would have been rectified. If only it was just wishing with candles...but it was that too... x
The wish that what seems forever never came true, then I realized I was one all along, just maybe not in body. Sadly the clothes and nurturing as one did not come soon enough.
I made that same wish every year. My grandmother told me when I was very young (five or so) if you kissed your elbow, you would turn into a girl. Why she told me this I don't know but I wonder if needing my shoulder rebuilt as an adult had anything to do with me all but dislocating it as a child trying to kiss my elbow.
In my youth, I'd go to sleep hoping that my boy life was just a dream/nightmare and that I'd wake up from that dream/nightmare as a girl.
I wished and dreamt about being a girl from age 6. If only my mom and I knew then what I now know (sigh). My life would have been set right.