Emma Morgaine Croft spends most of her days lost in a cloud, in a very literal sense; for the past 15 years, she has worked for the nationally recognized firm Dun & Bradstreet as a Cloud Ops technician. It was while working with this company that Emma transitioned from male to female and began to live as the woman she has long known herself to be. Although Emma says she is very happy with where she is in life right now, with ample support from colleagues and superiors, she acknowledges that it has taken her quite a journey to arrive there.
One of the things Emma is grateful for is the law in her home state of Massachusetts that protects transgender people from discrimination in housing, employment, and public spaces. One way she tries to help is by being a public advocate and familiarizing people with what it means to be transgender. “You have to believe that we are striving to evolve ourselves to be a better society, a more open society, a more accepting society,” she said. “We just need to let people be who they are and accept them, plain and simple.”