Fiona Kilfoyle, formerly known as Matthew Ray Bailey, is a man who identifies as a transgender woman. He “became a woman” after carefully considering which women’s names weren’t “recently too popular” or didn’t remind him of someone he’d previously dated, and throwing away his “ugly, boxy male clothes.” Because for men, being a woman is all about identifying with sex stereotypes. One day in 2014, he received a legal name change from a judge and “returned [to work] the following morning, a woman,” finally fulfilling his lifelong “fantas[ies] about being a girl.” In 2018, Kilfoyle is a moderator of the Seattle Queer Exchange Facebook group, and apparently believes that “misgendering” is “violence.”
This is me: stories from three transgender women who renamed themselves — Boise Weekly