About The Author

Roxanne M Wiltshire

At the tender age of 6, Roxanne Michelle Wiltshire sensed a profound disconnection from the person she saw in the mirror—a reality at odds with her identity. Born as William Rex Wiltshire, she embarked on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery, navigating the complexities of societal expectations and personal fears.
Roxanne faced the world with resilience and courage, enduring surgeries and weathering the backlash from those she believed were friends. For 60 years, she concealed her authentic self, living as a man and suppressing her individuality to conform to societal norms.
Her academic pursuits led her to Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where she earned a Master’s in Exercise Physiology. Roxanne’s passion for fitness manifested in owning a gym and achieving success as a competitive bodybuilder, triumphing in regional competitions. Later, she diversified her skills by mastering tattooing and establishing three tattoo shops that became hubs of creativity and self-expression.

Despite her professional accomplishments, Roxanne’s journey was tumultuous. She weathered four marriages while concealing the woman desperately yearning to emerge from within. The weight of fear stemming from a turbulent childhood and societal expectations compelled her to hide and lie about her true self.
Roxanne’s story transcends personal struggle; it is a poignant narrative that sheds light on the challenges faced by the transgender community and the LGBT organization. In her narrative, she reflects on the treatment she received and candidly addresses the aspects of the transgender community that she believes need improvement.
Her resilience led her to confront her deepest fears, prompting a journey towards self-acceptance. Roxanne’s odyssey climaxed with her decision to undergo sex reassignment surgery, liberating her authentic self and allowing Roxanne Michelle Wiltshire to emerge—a woman who knew, from the core of her being, the person she should have been born as.
Through television appearances for her fitness achievements and tattooing prowess, Roxanne has built a professional legacy and become a beacon of hope for those grappling with their own identity. Her story is a testament to the strength and determination required to confront and overcome adversity, inspiring others to embrace their true selves and live authentically. Roxanne Michelle Wiltshire invites you to share her journey of hitting rock bottom and finding the strength to rise, ultimately becoming the woman she was always meant to be.