A Tasmanian primary school student has opened up to her classmates that she is transgender in a heartwarming video.
Abbey Boon, 11, shared the video with her peers last week to reveal her true self in an assembly on the final day of the school term.
Abbey, formerly known as Ethan, holds a series of written signs in the clip to explain she wants to “share my secret with you”. She begins in a male school uniform before changing into a dress to show her real identity.
“Today I am telling you that I am transgender,” she wrote.
“This means I am a girl that was born in a boy’s body. Today we are saying goodbye to that boy Ethan. ”
She details how she has always felt out of place when she was Ethan.
"I've felt this way my whole life," she wrote.
"I've always had this thing for girl's things. It felt weird to play with boys because I wasn't into the same things as them."
For this, she says, she was given a hard time at her old school.