As a part of the T*STAR Lab, a colleague (Bethany Keller, B.A.) and I used grounded theory to code more than a dozen 90-minute qualitative interviews with trans women. Our coding focused on participants' positive experience in transition and their development of positive emotions related to their transition and identity. We presented our preliminary findings and proposed a theoretical model based on preliminary analyses (see below). Our colleagues (first author Dr. Stephanie Budge and Joseph Orovecz, B.A.) at the University of Wisconsin - Madison are currently completing analysis of this study's data.