A little over a year after announcing her transition, Teddy Geiger says a weight has been lifted off her shoulders.
“I didn’t know anyone who was trans,” the 30-year-old singer told Rolling Stone in an interview published Wednesday. “I had very little connection to that, so it wasn’t really until maybe three years ago I started actually painting my nails and going out. Nobody cared if I was femme.”
At first, she admitted, she didn’t think she needed to transition, but she explained, “At a certain point I realized that I was born uncomfortable. I was born in this in-between where I want to express one way.”
“Nobody really knew me, and all of this stuff that now on a day to day basis I don’t have to deal with. It is a huge weight lifted,” she said.
Geiger has also fallen in love over the past year. In September it was revealed she’s dating “Schitt’s Creek” actress Emily Hampshire. The pair got engaged last week.
“When she asked me if I wanted to spend the rest of our lives together I said… YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES INFINITE YES ♥️ I love u @emilyhampshire,” Geiger wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of her ring.