I think being a teenager is a difficult journey in and of itself, but being transgender makes it that much harder.
It's so important to look out for your child and protect them.
When I first appeared in the media, it was rare to see trans people on TV, and young trans kids were unheard of.
My family has always provided me unconditional love and support.
As I got older, I learned about how some people treated their transgender children, and I was shocked. I couldn't understand how someone would leave their child and throw them on the street. I was always taught you give your kid unconditional love and if you don't, something's wrong with you, for real.
I wouldn't change myself at all. Being transgender makes me who I am: a strong person, a confident person. Being transgender gives me my personality.