At just nine years old, Ellie has fought more for her identity than most of us will in our entire lives. She remembers the moment she first wanted to identify as a girl: she was four years old.
After years of confusion and fear from those around her, the trans girl is finally thriving, while challenging assumptions in her hometown of Mackay, North Queensland, thanks to the love and support of her mum, Sacha. Ellie is one of about 600 young people who access the Queensland Children’s Gender Service, which says family support is the most important factor in the wellbeing of trans youth.
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