Let’s end the week — or start the next week, depending upon how you roll — with a fabulous story …
Tom Sosnik is just 13-years-old, but he may be the most well-spoken teenager ever. See, Tom is transgender, and after he’d heard the news of the suicide of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn [see my posts HERE and HERE], he wanted to share his story:
“For a while, I dismissed the fact that I hated my body. I pretended to be content with what I was assigned until, at a certain point, I broke. For some of you this may come as a shock, and for others, well, you knew or you thought that I was transgender. Well here’s your reassurance: I am no longer Mia. I never really was. And now I finally stand before you in my true and authentic gender identity as Tom. I stand before you as a thirteen-year-old boy."
"I really hope that you all will support my decision to embark on a harder route in life as the boy I truly am. Any form of support I receive with much gratitude and I hope that everyone can really support me because you guys are like my second family. And if you support me, I'll feel like the luckiest boy in the world. Thank you for letting me share my story."Here’s Tom’s speech in full:
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