A Canadian father left his wife and seven children to live life as a six-year-old girl.
Stefonknee (pronounced ‘Stephanie’) Wolscht revealed she was transgender and six-years-old, after being married for 23 years and being 48-years-old.
She’s now living with an adoptive family because she doesn’t ‘want to be an adult right now’.
In a DailyXtra video, 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’.
Happy Halloween Tweety Zombies! pic.twitter.com/S6GIx7CdHs
— Stef-on-knee *Steffy (@Stefonknee) November 1, 2016
Stefonknee 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 Wolscht now lives with adoptive parents, who she says are ‘totally comfortable with me being a little girl’.
Another warm day in Toronto, great time to wear a cute dress for twirling and celebrate all things femme! pic.twitter.com/yO9hdjjWpn
— Stef-on-knee *Steffy (@Stefonknee) January 20, 2017
Her new parents’ youngest grandaughter wanted a little sister and decided their new addition to the family 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, back in 2009.
Happy Peterborough Pride great weather, amazing people, and… lots and lots of PINK! pic.twitter.com/kexgvYDPW0
— Stef-on-knee *Steffy (@Stefonknee) September 24, 2016
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 Wolscht attempted suicide on the day of her daughter’s wedding.
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Tim Horner is a sub-editor at UNILAD. He graduated with a BA Journalism from University College Falmouth before most his colleagues were born. A previous editor of adult mags, he now enjoys bringing the tone down in the viral news sector.