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i'd say myself in a barrett, i just realized i don't even have any connection with the person. stand back any more or support a living if you're not living here. growing up, there were 3 things that charlie martin was convinced of the 1st that she was trans and didn't identify as mailed. the agenda she'd been assigned in both the 2nd, the place she felt most at home with the race track. the 3rd that she'd never be able to reconcile these 2 will i am charlie martin. i'm a professional racing driver. i am in l g b t t plus activist. i'm hope to be the 1st trans driver of the 24 hours of lamar. i grew up feeling very limited because knowing that i was transgender from a young age, i never had any role models growing up. i'd never seen anyone like me doing anything the i spied today. and that had the effect of
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making me feel very limited in terms of my life options. it was like, you have to choose between being the person you want to be doing things, career wise and so on and so on, that you want to have in your life. you can't have both those things. so i just, i didn't feel like his dreams reality. and a huge chasm between most he thinks with 2 outcomes. carolyn, cause he was the 1st person that i discovered he was transgender. and i up until that point i didn't realize people could be born as one gender feel that they are i identifies as different janda and then they can actually physically transition and, and so on and so on. so when i saw her,
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it was like someone telling me woot, isn't flat, you know, i can't really real eureka moment in my life. and i think back then that the, the thinking was very much the if you avoid it feels abigail, you shouldn't want to climb trees and get dirty and tend your fight pilot are racing called try if he should be playing with dolls and, and so on. and so on, i, this was not kind of kit when i was about a 1000000 years old, i had a friend container, and his dantes to race, not professionally, but you know, very competitively at club level. and he said, yeah, you know, we're going racing if you're calm, i'd never actually been to race track and especially being in the paddock with all the cars, being surrounded by, by the call it's it's a very kind of intoxicating smell, being in the environment, you know,
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the capital are in an interest in the noise and do something about it, but just yeah, just let a real spark of enthusiasm in me and then my brother and i went from the mall for 3 years, running 200123, the 3 years that competed eventually one and that with yeah, i mean that was like, no thing i'd have seen her now. i really year and a few diversity. i made up my mind. this is it, i'm going to try and do some, some racing myself put this post to 5. was like a half finished project. ro cage had a 16 valve engine, but that was, it was like 4 wheels. i had no doors on. it was like, everything was stripped out of it, but it was something i could afford. it 1st thing i did actually was a sprint, a cobra. but nonetheless, i was there. i was saying,
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doing my to sports on my own steam. and that was a great feeling all coming in stop period. when i'm starting to struggle. very struggle with my my gender identity and i wake up in the morning and see myself in the mirror. and i just realized, yeah, i don't, i don't even have any connection with the person staring back at me anymore at nothing in my life really matter to me any more cuz it's a slight will was the point living, you're not living with you. i figured out how it's gonna take my life and i could, i, you know, i was at a point where i just couldn't even function. you know, i could barely get through the day. i was and slept breaking down. um
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and i thought to myself, this is this wrong, i can't do this. and that was january 2012 that i, i decided okay, this is it. i'm going to transition say transition was the thing that i wanted most in my life. and yet, at the same time, it was the scariest thing i could imagine. it was this, you know, it was like this huge mountain. the i was terrified of confronting. and i looked at might sport and i just thought no one's gonna accept me in that space. i'd never seen any l t b t keep lost his ability and because that was such a happy place for me, i couldn't badly. i dared that being turned around and being space where i didn't feel welcome and i felt rejected. and so i just thought, well, i'd just give up, you know, i don't, i don't, wendy, this honeymoon,
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charlie's family and friends convinced her not to give up andrea thing. 9 months into her medical transition, which involved hormone replacement therapy and surgery. she returned to her race track for the 1st time walking the product was like scary thing can imagine. i had sat in my car, remember, sat my car in the car park to thinking well i'd have to do this. if i could just go home. no one f nice. fortunately. 7 or 8 of my close friends i raced with came over. so mean i can be because, you know, there were like, equally about racing next year. were to get see, the love i felt my gesture was a really profound thing. it made a massive impact. in fact, they hadn't done that. i wouldn't go back the next year, 2 years into the transition, charlie began attacking her moody sport goals with jean, you would figure in a new found confidence. things began looking up in her career. i pans for probably
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the hardest part of that experience and i started to find confidence and self belief that i'd never 9 and my whole life. and i think that had a huge impact. no, just on racing, but on so many levels on just how you think of function. i think a big part of me was kind of locked up inside. like living in denial. what is living in denial? it's using physical entity to suppress her. a major part of your personality, a really intrinsic part of who you are as a person. when, when you do that, you're using physical entities. it's tiring. it's mentally keegan. i went to fonts, i did it around the french,
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he'll climb championship. and i one by 3 seconds and i break the close record by 2 seconds or something which in her climb terms is it's like a lot. i mean i just whether or when it's, it's going to have experience. and as you want to surprise me included like where did that come from? charlie's since may adapted progress, switching to soccer, chasing and racking up podiums in a variety of cities. she even tied up would be m w in mid history as the 1st trans competitor at the no buggering, $24.00 finishing forth in class. but her burning ambition is to become the 1st transit thing driver and the 24 eyes of lamar said 2017 was my last year hill climbing. and at the end of that year, the reserve within the, within the team structure,
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there was the opportunity to do an endurance race. in that car. i looked the calendar, i could if i had the budget, the one race and i looked and there was one word that popped out for me. the mon, november 2017 thought. wow. 3 or endurance race in approach type at the bottom. of course, not the 24 hour course disability circuit. but nonetheless i never thought in my wildest dreams die could stand on the podium element and not just not just me, but real me. and i just remember thinking, please, you know, if i can, if i can do that, i can get this fall. then that's like her. it's like a sign. it's like, and i him, it's like you've got a coin, you gotta keep going and try make this happen. and race of the 20 for us in them are for real. whether i got on the podium or not another thing,
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in addition to her using ambitions, which includes competing in the 2022 lamborghini, supernatural fail cds. charlie is an l g, b, d, q, plus activist. she uses her platform to fight for diversity and more dis, board and the word and this life. i want to help other people find the happiness that i found. and and i also want other people to understand the role they can play and facilitating more inclusive environments. where everybody can be the true authentic self. ah, i think some of your charlie pretty surprised. i think 7, you her charlie rafeely happy because i never imagined that things would be the way they are now. so i think i feel like i've had to wait a little time to quit patient and system, but i think you can say right out as like a good time. so yeah,
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i think 7 year me would be be pretty happy like this. get me a big part of it. the leading impossibility. yeah. if you believe something is possible, you, you give it a guy, you give the 100 percent rather than talk yourself out of it. so i always said this is impossible. i can't do this. this isn't for me, so, so me flip that around and you think, okay, but it is possible and i, and i just prove and i can do that. well, what else can i do? ah
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