When Ella Scott was six years old, she opened up to her parents about feeling like she had been born into the wrong body. Even though she was assigned male at birth, Ella told her parents that she identifies as a girl. Now that Ella is eight-years-old, and living life as the gender she feels most comfortable with, she celebrated by having a gender reveal party.
When Ella announced that she wanted to be a girl, her parents assumed she was going through a fad that would pass in no time. Nikki and Graham, who are both 38 years old, quickly learned that their kid was genuinely transgender after discovering this was not a phase. Instead of battling their son’s decision to become female, Ella’s parents embraced her desire to transform genders and held a celebration for her transition.
Nikki stated, “With Ella, it’s like she always knew, but we just didn’t. We always knew she was a little different when she was little as she was always friends with girls and played with Frozen toys. I have two other children, Ella’s brothers, who play rough, but Ella never wanted to join in.”
Despite the fact that the gender reveals party wasn’t held until Ella was eight years old, her mother claimed that her transition from living life as a boy to living life as a girl started when she was just six years old.
Nikki continued, “At age six, she wanted to start wearing girls’ clothes like skirts and dresses. I must admit I thought it might just be a phase. One Halloween, we decided to let Ella pick her own costume, and she wanted to be a cat, so she wore a skirt and cat ears. Neither of us knew what the right thing to do was, so we showed Ella books about trans people because she didn’t have the words to say it. Eventually, she did. She said, ‘I’m not a boy. I don’t feel like this inside.”
Graham, Ella’s father said that he and his wife were scared at first when their child told them she was transgender. He feared for her safety in society and whether or not she would experience bullying.
Graham stated, “When Ella first told us, we thought it might just be a phase, but as time went on, we realized this was not a phase. We were really worried about how she would be treated by society and whether she would get bullied. We just wanted her to be happy and to live the life she wants to live.”
Because her parents wanted to make their daughter feel acknowledged and adored, they decided to throw her a gender reveal party. They invited all of their friends and relatives to the event, and her father even made a cake with pink icing as a sign of celebration.
Nikki, Ella’s mother, stated, “We just wanted her to feel celebrated and loved. It was so important for us to show our support because she is our daughter, and we love her no matter what.”
Ella’s father, Graham, stated, “When she first told us, we thought it might just be a phase, but as time went on, we realized this was not a phase. We were really worried about how she would be treated by society and whether she would get bullied. We just wanted her to be happy and to live the life she wants to live.”