I’ve seen plenty of people go through a big transition in their lives, but I’ve also seen a lot of people struggle.
I was a big fan of the “mixed gender” theme at my high school.
I used to be a big believer in it.
My parents and I went through a period of being together, but when I was 15, we split.
I didn’t want to go through the same process with my father anymore.
And so I went from being a tomboy, to a tomboys tomboy.
And then as the years went on, my friends started saying “mum, dad, mum, it’s time for us to get out.”
And I realised, well, we’re not alone.
I mean, there are tons of kids out there who have the same feelings.
And I was like, “Oh my God, I’m going to be so embarrassed.
I’m not going to wear this dress anymore.
I don’t want my mum to wear it anymore.
My dad is going to look at me and be like, ‘You’ve changed.'”
That’s the point where it really hit me.
I’ve always been a tombow.
I had a lot more clothes than girls.
And my dad, who is a tombomatic, I used a lot to put on clothes and then just sit back and have a bit of fun.
I think that’s the biggest thing I’ve learned from this.
I never really understood why my parents wouldn’t accept me.
Because they’re really accepting.
They don’t look at it as ‘Oh my god, you’re a tombo.
You’re a queer boy’.
I think it’s because I was raised with so much expectation of them.
I wanted to be accepted and wanted to make a mark.
That’s how I feel.
I really do.
When I went to university, I went into the nursing programme, and I was really interested in nursing.
I started training and I’ve been nursing ever since.
But I started transitioning a year before I left university and I got to the point that I felt comfortable wearing my new dress again.
But then I had another crisis, which was when I found out my mum was transitioning too.
It was just like a complete rollercoaster.
And the next year, I started going back to university and then I started to transition again.
So I’ve gone through this journey.
I went in for counselling, which I was very happy about, but also because I didn, at that point, know what the answer was.
I knew that I wanted it to be permanent, but didn’t know how to make it permanent.
It’s been six months now, and the journey has really been going well.
I felt that I had to tell my mum, because I couldn’t have a baby.
So she was incredibly supportive, but the problem is, she’s also my mum.
And when I told her that, I didn