It’s hard to understand what it really means to be transgender. It’s to realize that your little girl wants to be a boy, and my parents decision to support me through the process is not a decision all parents are able to stick with. Their support helped me build my confidence and go through all the changes I was experiencing. Two weeks after starting high school, I told my class mates about my story. I didn’t want it to be a theme for gossip and hear whispers behind my back. I want them to know that I am proud of who I am."