There’s an electrical power plant technology instructor at Wyoming’s Casper College who stands out on campus. His name is Sissy Goodwin and he dresses in women’s clothing.

goodwin6He wears bows in his hair, likes his skirts exactly 17 inches short, and he prefers his tool boxes in pink.

Sissy identifies as straight. His wife, Vickie, didn’t know he wore women’s clothing when they met, but for the past four decades she has stood by his side.

When they sat down for StoryCorps, Sissy and Vickie looked back on the early days of their love story.

Originally aired April 3, 2015, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Photo courtesy of Sissy Goodwin.