I’m DCC Stacy Marie Douthit, Damage Controlman Chief, United States Coast Guard. I came out to my spouse of 10 years, fully open and honest in person, on 10 March 2014. I followed by sharing my authentic self with friends and family within same week. At work, I selectively came out until April 2018, when I came out to my entire Command and crew as my true gender, female. I haven’t regretted one thing except not conquering the Godzilla sized fears earlier. I’m committed to living my best life as my true self. Authentic to me, Authentic to others, until my last breath.