A woman posted a very important story on her TikTok explaining the dangers of pushing a transgender identity on children. This woman, who belongs to the LGBTQ+ community, shared her personal experience with pressure to identify as trans, and her subsequent fears for the younger generations being forced into believing they need to change their identity.
TikTok user @jeebs4ever posted a video explaining the experience she went through in her early 20s that almost led her to identify as a trans man, then shares a very real warning about what can happen when just one person pressures you to change who you are.
“When I was in my early 20s, I lived in Olympia, Washington, and I had a girlfriend at the time and she told me ‘You are a boy’ and I was like ‘Mmmm not so sure about that.’ But she pressed it and pressed it enough. She’s like ‘Look at the way you dress, look at your mannerisms, look at the way you talk,’ and I’m like ‘Mmmm okay, well, I still talk the same… Still have the same mannerisms.’
But she was damn convinced. ‘Yeah, you’re a guy.’
So, I went with it… I started binding, I went with a stupid different name… and that was in my early 20s…