This is a remarkable story of 'identical' twin boys, one of whom has always been gender conforming, and the other who always said they felt like a girl.
And for that transgender child, the family has supported their transition from Wyatt to Nicole. She's on hormone blockers to avoid starting male adolescence, and the plan is for her to start estrogen this year.
The parents' journey. Their father, Wayne, going from unbelieving to supportive to a transgender rights activist, who said:
“We told our kids you can’t create change if you don’t get involved,’
The brother's journey. Nicole remembers her brother telling their father
“Dad, you might as well face it...You have a son and a daughter.’’
Fighting their schools, and the statehouse.
The clinic helping them.
And most of all, Nicole's spirit of pride in herself and hope:
“Obviously my life is not going to be as easy as being gender-conforming, but there are perks like being able to get out there and do things that will benefit the [transgender] community,’’ she says. “I think everything’s going to turn out pretty well for me.’’
It's inspiring. And to Nicole and your family... We're cheering you on!
ps: My thanks to Lawrence for sharing this with me, so I could share it with you.