A 52-year-old man named Paul from Toronto, Canada, had recently come out of the closet to undergo a drastic self-transformation – into that of a 6-year-old girl.
She is convinced that it is her true identity and even lives with adoptive parents who treat her like a little girl.
Paul, formerly a mechanic, was previously a husband and father to seven children, First To Know reports.
After changing his name to Stefonknee (pronounced Stephanie), she now spends her days playing with dolls and colouring with her adoptive parents’ grandchildren while dressed like a little girl.
She states that her reason for doing so is the fact that when she was younger, she never had the opportunity to live like the little girl she truly believed she was.
Her wife was initially supportive of her decision, even buying her dresses to try, but eventually gave her the ultimatum to stop the transition or leave.
‘To me, ‘stop being trans’ isn’t something I could do.
“It would be like telling me to stop being six-foot-two or leave.”
She lost her job as well as all her customers as a result, and even had to live in a homeless shelter, citing this decision as the hardest thing she ever had to do.
When her daughter invited her to her wedding in 2012, she allowed him to come only if she would dress like a man and sit in the back of the church.
Her daughter attempted suicide that day for the second time in her life.
Stefonknee, however remains optimistic.
She has found support in like-minded peers at the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, where the congregation mainly consists of LGBT members.
“It’s a fresh start.
“We have a quasi-family that we’re creating. And I’m allowed to be exactly who I am.”
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