To wit: Jamie and Chloe O’Herlihy.
As reported in Caters News, the siblings were born as brothers but are now sisters.
However, like many things for which young people hope, that infant in the womb wasn’t a sister:
When my mum came home with Daniel I threw a proper hissy fit. I was not having any of it. From the age of two I was dressing her up in tutus.
All our childhood memories are us dressing up as our favourite celebs and putting t-shirts on our heads so we had long hair or wearing them as skirts.
We were so free and we were allowed to do that in our home.
In an interview, 23-year-old Jamie said:
I tried to ignore it but it got to the point where when the morning came round, I didn’t want to take off the drag because it was a better representation of me than I was. So I came out to Chloe and our mum last summer, and by November I had come out to all my friends and colleagues.
It’s a cliché to say, “I always knew,” but I did and I just kept pushing it to the back of my mind. Then I started doing some drag shows in the evenings and I realized how comfortable I felt dressed up.
Jamie’s take on leaving her male past as officially behind? She observed:
I do not want to change too much, but I also don’t want to look in the mirror and see any semblance of male. It sounds dramatic, but I’m trying to undo the wrong that was done to me at birth and I don’t need any reminders of the struggle of having to carry this male body.
Let the discussion begin…
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