Milla Brown isn’t the typical 9-year-old boy. According to Metro, Milla was born with gender dysphoria. Milla was reportedly born a girl, but now wants to embrace who he truly is and live life as a boy. The decision has made life relatively difficult, because many children at school aren’t very understanding or considerate of his feelings. Unfortunately, many students aren’t receptive to his decision.
Now, he has filmed a touching video, with a heartbreaking plea for acceptance, asking bullies to stop teasing him. He revealed he’s often called “weirdo” or “gay girl” and he’s simply asking that other children just accept him for who he really is. He explained what life has been like and how he’s always felt like he’s been “in the wrong body.”
The seven-minute video starts off with pictures of Milla over the years. Unlike most girls, Milla was never interesting in playing with dolls or make-up. One picture shows Milla donning a Bob the Builder costume while playing with tools. Although many girls go through the “Tomboy” phase, Milla never grew out of it. A few years ago, he even went to his mother and asked if they made medication that could transform him into a real boy.
“From the age of two, Milla would refer to himself as a girl-boy – a girl who like boy things,” his mother Renee Fabish wrote on Facebook.
The pictures show just how much Milla has evolved over the years. As he shares details about the daily pitfalls he’s faced, he also touched on the alienation he suffers as school because no one wants to be his friend, reports Daily Mail.
“My name is Milla. It’s not easy being me, I have gender dysphoria. I feel like I am in the wrong body,” Milla said. I am having a really hard time at school at the moment – kids tease me all of the time – they call me shim, gay girl and weirdo.
“Nobody wants to be my friend. I just want people to accept me for who I am. I am lucky that I have a family who support me 100 per cent. I have decided I want to take the next step. From today, I want to live and be known as a boy. I hope I have your support,” Milla concluded.
Milla’s mother also spoken out about the condition in support Milla’s decision. On Jan. 28, Fabish shared the video via Facebook. Milla’s story began as just another Facebook post, but quickly captivating millions of people around the world. His mother shared his story effort to speak out about his battle with gender dysphoria. She explained that it’s not a choice he made, but one he’s living with and how she and the rest of the family are extremely supportive of his decision.
“This is something that is in his genetic makeup it hasn’t been caused or encouraged by our parenting,” Fabish wrote. “It is not something she was talked into and it is not something she can be talked out of…We have no doubt in our minds that Milla is fully invested in her plight to be recognized as a boy – the only thing that has changed for us is pronouns – we support him wholeheartedly.”
Milla Brown’s video has reportedly received nearly four million views worldwide.
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