My actual name is Durandal Brytting, but everyone calls me Sippan, or on the internet Sippan the Swede. (It's because I'm a Swede.) I'm 29, transgender, live in Stockholm, work in the organic food industry and long for the day when I can refer to myself as a writer and not feel dishonest about it. (And I'm fairly confident this day will come literally within a month.) Raised Catholic, but converted to transdenominational mysticism after a visionary experience. I studied Swedish, English, Biblical Hebrew and some German at the university but ended up dropping out somewhere in the middle of German, in order to take care of my then-fiancée when Swedish mental healthcare couldn't. Years ago. Relationship failed, she died in 2009 and I've since chosen celibate life to focus on the path, on self-studying to be a better spiritual advisor, and on my writing.