It would be hours before she would tell me, "I couldn't hold it.
Hero trans kid, 9, defies cruel bullies by returning to school as a BOY
Donate today to help HRC achieve full equality — nothing less! What did she just say? I was vaguely aware that some children didn't just express their gender differently; they saw and experienced themselves differently. And their biggest complaint is that they cannot change their legal status. The opposite meaning is conveyed by the terms "to be read" or "to be clocked", and means not passing. I have to remind myself that they are talking about me. I could have written it myself.
Growing up she had girl toys and boy toys and she played with them both equally. I asked whether kids like ours change their minds. What teacher doesn't allow children to use the bathroom? My incredibly smart, funny, quirky, kind, just-plain-awesome boy. So, rather than abruptly change anything, we tested the waters, literally. I gave her a squeeze. What evidence is there that you can grow up psychologically healthy with intersex genitals without "normalizing" surgeries?