Meet Blake

My name is Blake C., I’m 13 years old, and I am transgender. Ever since I was in the first grade I would always tend to play and interact with boys more than girls. I have always escaped myself though drawing. When I began the sixth grade, I had been drawing male character versions of myself more until I only did male characters all together. During that time I came out to my friends as bisexual. Seventh grade came along and I had done more information on my non female feelings and I found out I wasn’t alone. I had found one word, the one that had changed my perspective of the whole gender spectrum forever… Transgender. I came out to my parents as trans male and pansexual and they have learned more with the years how to understand it. The day I cut my hair was the day my inner self came out.

I think the biggest obstacle in my transition was making my parents understand and get used to me being a boy. My parents have always been supportive throughout my transition, it was simply the confusion toward my mentality and fear that society would not accept me as a person. My father so far is the only one of my parents using my preferred name on some occasions as he gets used to it. My mother is very supportive, she just hasn’t given my preferred name since my birth name was after my deceased grandfather but, other than that, everything has been ok besides the immature kids at my previous school.

My future goal is to help and educate youth about LGBTQ+ related topics. I believe that everyone is special in their own way and I want people to know that its ok to be yourself no matter what anyone tells you. You are you and no one can tell you who you truly are.