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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I'd like to introduce you to Bella and her story

My name is Bella Simpson; I am a 17 year old transgender girl who was born a boy. When I was little I never had many friends or was very confident, I used to collect dolls, and they used to be my only friends. They would live out the life I never could. After my parents separated a family friend helped us set up a dress up box full of old ball gowns and a wedding dress. These outfits were my life. I wore them everywhere, except school. Then my father decided to get me some real clothes, like female jeans and tops, which I wore even more then the gowns. 

My plan was I would wait until I got to high school then start high school as a girl. But of course like most young kids I got very impatient and decided when I was 11 that I wanted to start wearing girl’s clothes to school. Our family friend went straight into the principal’s office to let them know that it was ok and to offer support. 

When I was 12 I was put on blockers which blocked puberty so I had time to make sure that I could decide whether I was doing the right thing in my own time. Getting on the blockers wasn't a quick decision; I had to see a psychologist and a counsellor. When I was 15 I went to see a psychologist to be put on female hormones. The psychologist turned me down and told me I was too young. So I went back the next year and was given the all clear. 

At the moment I am on 2 mlg of estrogene a day and I still get the blockers injections every 3 months, this makes sure that the testosterone doesn't takeover. Over the last 6 years I have meet so many amazing people and done so many great things I wouldn’t have done if I hadn’t had the courage to come out 6 years ago. I don’t know what is going to happen in the future, but I am just lucky to have come out when I did.


  1. Bella you are amazing! To be so young and so committed to living your Truth is an inspiration. And what awesome support you had!! Your dad is an example to all of us what parental love is supposed to be. I wish you all the best and hope we will hear more about your journey.

  2. Hi there. Thank you for your kind words. My family have been the best support any child could ask for. If you want to keep up to date on where I am and how my transition is going then please feel free to like my facebook page. Again many thanks for your support.


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