As the bus pulled into Philadelphia, I started to feel anxious. I hadn’t really thought about my expectations of the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, and at that moment, the thought of what I would be walking to was overwhelming. I’ve never had the opportunity to spend time with more than 10 trans* people at a time. I couldn’t even conceptualize what it would be like to spend a few days with over 50 let alone thousands. So I panicked. The bus slowed, I gathered my suitcase and messenger bag, and set out for my hotel with shaky, sweaty hands.