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Abigail Kathryn Pope

My name is Abigail Kathryn Pope, but I go by Abbie. I currently live in Portland Oregon. I work in tech as a computer engineer. I love, love, love to write. I have a bit of an imagination, and transitioning has really freed that up. I can be very dry and sarcastic, so take what I say with a grain of salt.

My name, which I chose when I transitioned, has a back story. My last name is an ancestral name, Pope, that I found doing my genealogy. It’s on my Dad’s side. My middle name Kathryn, is my mother’s name. I am so proud to have it as my middle name. And Abbie? Well, I have no idea, I just liked it. and Abbie K. Pope had a nice ring to it.

As far as being an advocate, I’m a proud transgender woman. Many transgender women live “stealth” lives, which I have no problem with, but we have an epidemic here and we need to do something about it.

My mission is to bring down the 41% rate of attempted suicide in transgender individuals over this decade. We can do it by being visible and positive! Anything can help because things are so bad for the children among us.

Last, I like to keep a smile on my face and smile as much as I can.