A Canadian father left his wife and seven children to live life as a 6-year-old girl.
Stefonknee (pronounced ‘Stephanie’) Wolschtt released she was transgender, and 6-years-old, after being married for 23 years and being 48-years-old.
She is now living with an adoptive family because she doesn’t ‘want to be an adult right now’.
In a video series by The Transgender Project, published by Daily Xtra, Stefonknee says:
I can’t deny I was married. I can’t deny I have children.
But I’ve moved forward now and I’ve gone back to being a child.
Stefonknee said her wife could not accept her as a transgender woman, and was told to either ‘stop being trans or leave’.
She says stopping being trans wasn’t something she could do:
It would be like telling me to stop being 6ft 2 or leave.
Rejected by her family, Ms Wolschtt now lives with adoptive parents, who she says are ‘totally comfortable with me being a little girl’.
Her new parents’ youngest grandaughter wanted a little sister and decided their new addition to the family Stefonknee should be younger than her.
We have a great time. We colour, we do kid’s stuff.
It’s called play therapy. No medication, no suicide thoughts. And I just get to play.
The Independent reports in an earlier part of the Transgender Project series, Stefonknee spoke about becoming suicidal and being hospitalised a month after a transgender march in Toronto in 2009.
After being discharged Stefonknee’s wife is said to have accused her of harassment and assault, and pressed charges to achieve a restraining order.
In 2012, Stefonknee’s eldest daughter sent her an invitation to her wedding under the condition she ‘dress like her dad’ and sit at the back of the church and not address any family members.
Ms Wolschtt attempted suicide unsuccessfully on the day of her daughter’s wedding.
Shall we get Piers on the phone?