Becoming Lottie – a trans girl’s story

One morning before kindergarten, when she was just four years old, Lottie told her mum she wasn’t a boy.

Lottie was born anatomically male, and had been raised as a boy, with a boy’s name.

But from the age of three, Lottie had gravitated towards toys and clothes that are traditionally seen as feminine.

That morning before kinder, Lottie told her mum Karen she wasn’t a boy, but a girl. A four year old, transgender girl.

We trace Lottie’s battle to be accepted as a girl, and the challenges she and her family faced along the way.

You can listen to my story, which I produced for Earshot on ABC RN, here and you can read a companion article I wrote for ABC News here.

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