Over the past few years, Tru Wilson has become a poster child for trans rights.

 

She began publicly identifying as a girl when she was nine.

 

“Prior to that,” says her mother Michelle Wilson, “she identified as part girl, part boy, and a girl on the inside but a boy on the outside.”

 

At the age of 10, Tru began taking hormone blockers to put puberty on hold.

 

Now the moment has arrived where she’s going to make irreversible changes to her body.  She’s recently been approved to start hormone replacement therapy, a non-reversible treatment that she will have to undergo for the rest of her life.

 

For Tru and her parents, this wasn’t a matter of choice. It was merely the next step towards becoming her real self.

 

I accompanied Tru and her family during a decisive week on her journey to womanhood.