My daughter is now my son… gender dysmorphia story in Woman mag
After their inspirational story appeared via Featureworld in The Sun newspaper and then the Daily Mail, I was delighted to gain Rachel Windsor and son Kai a further deal and their story recently appeared over two pages in Woman magazine!
Rachel and Kai were thrilled with the feature which I am sure you will agree was beautifully laid out in the magazine (below left.)
In it photos appeared of Kai’s incredible transformation from daughter to son. Now aged ten, Kai was born a girl.
But by the time he was aged three, mum Rachel realised her then daughter wasn’t happy.
As a girl, Kai didn’t want to play with dolls or dress up as a princess and he wasn’t a ‘tomboy’ either.
In fact, even when in a pink dress, Kai still looked more masculine than feminine.
But it wasn’t until Rachel saw a TV programme on gender dysmorphia where another mum was talking about how her daughter transitioned into a son that Rachel began to wonder if that was how Kai felt.
The issue over gender had recently become a problem. At school Kai was withdrawn with teachers reporting mood swings and a downturn in grades. Often Kai’s face was scrunched up with frustration because then all he wanted to do was play football.
Then one day came a breakthrough – Kai told his mum he wanted to be a boy. The relief for Rachel was overwhelming as she now realised it wasn’t just her imagination.
Kai, who is now doing well at school and so much happier living as a lad, is now undergoing treatment to put puberty as a girl on hold and when he is 16 he can then decide whether or not to have full surgery to become a man.
Since the story appeared in The Sun newspaper I have received an email from another mum going through the same turmoil of gender dysmorphia with her daughter and was able to put them in touch with Rachel and Kai.
Rachel said: “If our story can help just one other family going through the same it will have been worth it.”
I have now gained the family yet more coverage and their story is soon set to be featured in yet another top national women’s mag! Read their story here in That’s Life mag.
Do you have a story about gender dysmorphia to sell? If you would like to raise awareness, help others and think you would enjoy telling your story to a newspaper and a magazine, get in touch!