Fit Girl is a fitness model who started her career by modelling for British clothing retailer, JCPenney, and now runs her own fitness and personal development website, FitGirl.com.
She said she felt “so lucky” to have achieved what she did, but that she had “no idea what to do next” when she came out as trans.
“I feel like I have no clue what I’ve done,” she said.
“You can’t help but be inspired by it.”
Her former employer, JCC, recently apologised to her for their decision to cut her from their roster.
She hopes to one day make it to the next stage of her career and help people in her community.
“It’s hard to know what to look for when you’re starting a new job and trying to do something new,” she explained.
“A lot of people ask, ‘What can I do to make my life easier?’
I think it’s a great question and I’ve been asked that a lot.
I’ve thought about it and I think I’m a good candidate for that, but I’m still just a young person who’s not sure what she wants to do.”
Ms Kavanagh said her aim now is to help people with their transition, particularly those in her own family.
“That’s why I’m here, so that I can do that,” she added.
“My mum is in the military and has been through all the transition processes.
She’s a nurse and she’s in the Army so she’s been through it, so she knows what it’s like.”
I don’t want to make her feel like it’s just me who is having a hard time because she’s not.
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