Since I was 12, I’ve kept myself secret from my parents.
We’ve shared life together since then, but yet, I wasn’t there. Not the real me.
What I showed them was a palatable Caitlyn that wouldn’t ruffle their feathers and put me at risk losing their love.
As a pre-teen with a trainer bra and stack of Young Adult fiction, I started wanting things that good Christian girls shouldn’t want. I wanted to go to parties. Drive cars. Have sex. Drink alcohol. Experiment. Experience LIFE.
I didn’t feel I could share this with my parents because they would obviously tell me to stop it. That behavior risked my eternal life! They’d be disappointed.
But my authentic curiosities were brewing and I didn’t want to shut them down…
So I began the rest of my life in secret.
Her body remained, but Caitlyn disappeared in front of Mum and Dad’s eyes in the year 2000.
In her place, I created a mask called ‘Caitlyn’ which I’ve kept alive till age 31.
This mask means my parents have known little of my teen and twenties life. They haven’t really known ME, including the super important and meaningful things to me.
Until this documentary came out and with it, I have come out.Read More