My name is Alex. I’m 16 years old, and I am currently in the 11th grade.
When I was born, I was born a 9-pound baby girl name Victoria. And now I’m a 100-pound boy named Alex. I never really felt comfortable with the feminine side of the world; I always stuck with the boy’s side. Everyone told me I’m not transgender; I’m just a “butch lesbian.” But nobody can tell me who I am. Through my life I have struggled with identity issues, eating disorders, cutting and suicide attempts. It seemed like I had nowhere to turn.
My mom still forced me to be a girl and was against me being bisexual. My first girlfriend wasn’t transgender, but she was partly there and supported me 100%, which is why I will never forget her. I have lost a lot of friends recently who I don’t think I will ever get back, due to my mood swings and never being able to keep someone’s secret. I regret ever doing that to the people I loved the most.
I am still in the process of getting through this, and I am still receiving professional help at the moment. But I plan on coming out to my parents one day, and hopefully they will accept me the way I am.
If you are transgender or anything related to that, keep your head up high! You can be who you want to be, and nobody can ever change you!