Ellie's story

Please note: Some of this may be hard to read

I’m Ellie, I use the pronouns she/her and I am happy to say that I’m transgender. But has it always been this way? No it definitely hasn’t! I was assigned male at birth (AMAB) but the label of “BOY” never fitted me, it was a label that made me feel greatly uncomfortable.

I came out as non binary when I was 11 (So I could work stuff out) and it wasn’t easy to do that. Especially since I thought it would all come to me straight away! Why was I so naïve? It got to a point of severe ideation and struggles with social and emotional dysphoria but this is a word I only came to find last year. I nearly ended my own life multiple times but 2BU has changed my life and it has become my family.

I came out as trans on the 6th September 2018 and I told people my new name and pronouns but this was the hardest moment of my life. I have always asked myself why I have a penis and not a vagina, and to this day still ask this, the answer is simple; to challenge me and give me the strength to keep going.

I put up with prejudices from my family all the time and I know how s*** it feels, I wouldn’t wish this apon my worst enemy! And even after I came out I still attempted multiple times because I didn’t accept myself and I isolated myself.

But now I’m proud to say my name’s Ellie and I am transgender If u are struggling with emotions and become suicidal PLEASE talk to someone, below are some contact details.

Name: Samaritans their Number 116 123

But if you are at imminent risk call 999 IMMEDIATELY! And remember ITS OK 2BU

Ellie's story

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