In a new BBC Three documentary, we hear 20-year-old Lily’s story of growing up in a small village as transgender. Lily knew from a young age that she didn’t fit in somehow. As she got older and began transitioning, there was a lot of ignorance and lack of understanding; yet Lily felt supported by her friends, parents, and crucially, the internet.
“When I was about ten, that was when I discovered the first trans person on YouTube”
Once Lily stumbled across the idea of being transgender, the feeling stuck; she describes it as ‘discovering a big part of me’. She began socially transitioning whilst still in school, and one of her big motivations for making the documentary was to represent transgender adolescence and show people who might be struggling that there are others out there who have been through the same thing, and come out the other side. You can watch the documentary, filmed over five year, here.
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