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Trans Woman Leaves Family To Live As 6-Year-Old Girl (Video)

| by Brendan Kelly

A Canadian man who was married with seven children left his family after coming out as transgender.

Now, she is living life as a 6-year-old girl since she says she didn't get the chance to experience her childhood as a little girl (video below).

Stefonknee Wolscht, 53, says she realized she was transgender when she was 46-years-old. Previously, she thought she may just be a crossdresser, the Daily Mail reports. 

Now, Wolscht is living her life as a 6-year-old girl, with a couple she calls her "adoptive mommy and daddy."

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"I can't deny I was married," Wolscht said in an interview with The Daily Xtra. "I can't deny I have children. But I've moved forward now and I've gone back to being a child. I don't want to be an adult right now."

She continued: "I have a mommy and a daddy -- an adopted mommy and daddy -- who are totally comfortable with me being a little girl. And their children and their grandchildren are totally supportive."

Wolscht says she was living as an 8-year-old girl, until her adoptive sister asked her if she could be her younger sister instead, so she is now living as a 6-year-old.

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Wolscht makes money by plowing snow, but at home, she spends time with her adopted family, coloring, playing, and doing "kid's stuff."

"It's called play therapy," she said. "No medication, no suicide thoughts. And I just get to play."

She added, "By not acting my age, I don't have to deal with the reality of my past, because it hurt," according to The Independent.

Wolscht recalled what happened when she told her then-wife that she was transgender. Her wife told her to "stop being trans or leave."

So Wolscht did exactly that, and left.

"To me, 'stop being trans' isn't something I could do," Wolscht said, the Daily Mail reports. "It would be like telling me to stop being six-foot-two or leave."

Wolscht previously worked as a mechanic and went to a Catholic Church with her family. She says she knows now that she was trans before getting married, but that she was terrified of being different at the time.

At the time Wolscht, who went by Paul, was open with her wife Maria about her love of women's clothing. Maria was initially supportive and even bought her an outfit. However, when she came out as transgender, she was no longer supportive.

After attending transgender workshops in Toronto, Wolscht told her seven children that she was a woman. Her children expressed that they were "grossed out" by seeing their father as a woman. 

Eventually, in 2009, Maria rejected Wolscht and Wolscht left for Toronto to live as a woman and begin hormone replacement therapy. 

Wolscht lost her job as a mechanic because she was transgender and was forced to live in a homeless shelter for a month. She became suicidal and was hospitalized for a month.

In 2012, one of Wolscht children invited her to her wedding, on the condition that she dress like a man and sit in the back of the church, not addressing any family members. That day, she attempted suicide again.

Now, Wolscht has found a new, accepting home at the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, where the congregation is made up largely of LGBT members.

Wolscht says she spends much of her time raising awareness for the transgender community and is sharing her story to let others know that it is okay to be yourself.

Sources: Daily MailThe Independent / Photo Credit: torbakhopper/Flickr, Daily Xtra via Daily Mail, Stefonknee Wolscht/Twitter via Daily Mail

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