Aiden was aware he was different from a young age and was openly a lesbian at 18 but still felt it wasn't completely him. A few years later he came across the term Genderqueer and identified with it immediately. Soon after he began to realize he wasn't just Genderqueer but actually transgender. He came to terms with it but when he first told someone he was told he was simply doing it for attention and pushed the feelings aside for awhile. Years later the feelings were still there and he decided it was time to start changing things in his life, begin to transition and be the man he felt he always was.
Art has always been a large part of his life. Aiden found that art was a great way of dealing with his emotions and mental illnesses. At a young age Aiden was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, and has faced chemical dependancy issues over the years in a way of self medicating his pain and confusion of who he was. But even though there are mental illnesses present in his day to day life he is always trying to keep life positive and enjoy each day the best he can.
Aiden's blog and art page are:
Listen to the show on May 31st live by clicking this link http://www.blogtalkradio.com/transitionradio/2013/05/31/aiden-willow-a-trans-artist