I'm a 57 year old woman who began her second life six years ago after transitioning. Previously I was a very successful surgeon, traveled around the world three times, worked abroad, and raised two children to adulthood. Since 2003, I have become much more outgoing, having finally found my voice and been able to look in the mirror and appreciate being alive. I have become an advocate for national, state and local public health and civil rights. I ran for state delegate in Maryland in 2006 and came close; I intend to finish the job next year. I'm looking for a woman who is excited and not intimidated by me. Who is also authentic, autonomous and secure in her own life and wants an egalitarian relationship. A woman who is sexually secure and not hung up on labels and stereotypes; who appreciates me for who I am. A woman who sees her life as full of possibilities, and awakens each morning eager to make a difference. A woman who is honest with herself and others, willing to be vulnerable with her partner, and takes personal integrity very seriously. Who is looking for a stable, adult relationship, without daily dramas. A woman who wants a lover, partner and friend to share life's challenges with hope and appreciation for the wonder of being alive.