“It was an aha moment for me and motivated the research,” Lee said.
And in this aha moment, she explains in ways we all can understand what it must feel like to be transgendered.
Was there an “aha moment” when that balance clicked into place?
"aha moment" is quite old—our earliest citation is from a 1939 psychology text—but it was used only sporadically for a long time.
a sudden understanding, recognition, or resolution; also called [aha reaction]
Once she had that aha moment, she knew how to proceed.