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Trans woman leaves family to live ‘as a six-year-old girl’

Gabby Jeffries December 11, 2015
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A trans woman in Canada has left her family behind to begin a new life “as a six year old girl”.

Stefonknee Wolschtt, 46, ended her marriage of 23 years, and left behind her children after her wife told her to “stop being trans or leave”.

After coming out as trans, Wolschtt has moved in with a new adoptive family, and is wants to live as a child.

She said she does not “want to be an adult right now”, in a video by the Transgender Project.

She said: “I paid a heavy price for transitioning.”

“I can’t deny I was married. I can’t deny I have children. But I’ve moved forward now and I’ve gone back to being a child,” she went on.

Of her wife’s comments, she said: “To me, ‘stop being trans’ isn’t something I could do… It would be like telling me to stop being 6ft 2 or leave.”

The woman’s new family are “totally comfortable with me being a little girl”, she says, and explained that they “have a great time. We colour, we do kid’s stuff.”

“It’s called play therapy. No medication, no suicide thoughts. And I just get to play,” she says.

Speaking earlier in the series, Wolschtt spoke of a suicide attempt, saying she was hospitalised.

She later was released but her wife accused her of harassment and assault, she says, and when invited to her daughter’s wedding, she was asked to “dress like her dad”.

Wolschtt also spoke of two suicide attempts.

She now receives support from LGBT friendly group, the Metropolitan Community Church Of Toronto.

Related topics: play therapy, Trans, Transgender

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