George Stone started wearing dresses as soon as he was old enough to pick out his own outfits.
Not long after that, George became Georgie.
Listen to Mia Freedman talk to transgender 16-year-old Georgie Stone and her mum Bec.
Georgie Stone is the 16-year-old responsible for the magnificent progress around the way transgender teens go about acquiring hormone blockers in Australia.
They no longer have to go through the Family Court to get approval for the treatment. The decision is up to their family and that is a win for everybody.
She always knew she was meant to be a girl. She could always tell something wasn’t right and she felt at home whenever she put on a dress more or less since she’s been able to dress herself.
As a parent, though... how can you tell?
How can you tell if your little boy who wears Disney Princess dresses just likes Princesses... or if he wants to be one? How do you tell if your young girl who plays with Tonka Trucks and and cuts her hair short just likes boys... or wants to be a boy?
Mia Freedman spoke with Georgie Stone and her Mum, Bec. They had some thoughts on the phase vs. transgender debate.