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The city of Karlskrona had their first-ever Pride celebration last year with approximately 5,000 people. I love to see the domino effect that seems to be going on in Swedish cities.

I walked my first pride ever last year and it was an unexpected experience! Why hadn't I done it before? Because I simply wasn't ready. I had a mindset that wanted to separate me from the LGBT group.

But last year I started to focus on the similarities I have with the rest of the LGBT group instead of the details that separate me from them. I discovered the powerful sense of belonging to the majority for the first time ever in that Pride parade. Since our truck didn't fit the parade, we had to do it walking. And so we did, catwalked all the way with high heels.

Now I understand why it is called Pride. I felt so proud of myself at that moment! I have never experienced this feeling of being truly proud of who I am.

I fell into it and was just totally lost in the moment with the beating music, the feeling of belonging, all mixed with this collective feeling of pride with thousands of spectacular unique human beings.

I never felt so free like when I walked in that parade! This year you can expect me in the parade! I´m going to try to make it to as many parades as possible!

I feel so lucky to be going to Karlskrona for a discourse. I´m signed up to speak about gender identity and I will be autographing books on the 29th of May. This is going to be my second stop on my pride-tour for the summer! See you there!

Love, Vanessa