Trigger warning: This post mentions gender identity disorder and suicide. It may be triggering for some readers.
The first words in a child’s life are simple.
It’s usually a single word; easy to say; and probably mispronounced.
This wasn’t the case, however, for Georgie Stone.
Her first words were “Mum, I want a vagina.”
Georgie Stone recalls the moment she knew she was meant to be a girl with her Mum, Rebekah, and Mia Freedman on No Filter. Post continues after audio…
Georgie Stone is a 16 year-old transgender girl.
That’s pretty amazing in itself: the courage to openly identify as transgender; the self-assurance in terms of who she really is; and the persistence in overcoming stereotypes and pre-conceptions she’d be faced with on a daily basis.
But Georgie is so much more than that.
She publicly came out in 2015 – at just 15-years-old – and in doing so became an advocate for transgender children. Not only in the media, but also in the legal system.
While most teens spend their weekends playing sport and staring at screens, Georgie dedicates her time to shattering glass ceilings for transgender children trailing behind her... following in her profound footsteps.