It’s sad, for sure, but the more people who come out, the less of a “thing” it will become and with time, the ignorant and abusive will be phased out of existence.
One person who has made the brave move to come out as transgender is YouTuber NikkieTutorials, who broke the news to her viewers in a recent video.
The 25-year-old has been a YouTube mainstay in the world of makeup tutorials for over ten years now and it was yesterday when she posted the video titled I’m Coming Out.
Opening up about how she was forced into coming out after blackmail, she stated:
“Today I am here to share something with you that I’ve always wanted to share with you one day, but under my own circumstances.
“It looks like that chance has been taken away from me, so today I am taking back my own power. When I was younger, I was born in the wrong body, which means I am transgender.
“I have been blackmailed by people that wanted to leak my story to the press.
“I am NikkieTutorials, and I am Nikkie. I am me. We don’t need labels. But if we are going to put a label on it, yes, I am transgender. But at the end of the day I am me. The last thing I want in my life is for you to not trust me any more or to look at me with different eyes.
“By the age of seven or eight I fully wore girl’s clothes only and it felt amazing.“
She went on to add that she had fully undergone her transition by the time she was 19.
Good luck to Nikkie and her fiancee Dylan.
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