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New York trans girl, 12, is desperate to start hormones and have breasts like other teen girls, reveals mom

She can't wait to start hormones to begin her journey and have a bottom surgery too, but she's still too young
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The mother of a 12-year-old transgender girl from New York has revealed that her child — who started transitioning from male to female two years ago — wants to start hormones to look like other teenage girls. According to a Daily Mail report, two years ago, Zoey Villa confessed to her mother Sally Homer that she felt like a girl and wanted to transform. She was also seen using a female avatar while playing on her Xbox.

But despite her desperation to start hormones, Villa cannot take it until she turns 14. Her mother said, “She can't wait to start hormones and begin her journey to become the woman she feels she is meant to be. She wants breasts and for her body to develop just like any other teenager her age. She definitely wants bottom surgery too, but that won't even be a consideration until she is at least 18. At the moment we are taking each thing one step at a time, and her doctor won't allow her to start female hormones until she's 14. I think gender identity is a spectrum and when it comes to my daughter, she is so unwavering in who she is and wants to be, she's already saying ‘just cut it off’.”

Homer also stated that though she did not take much time in accepting her daughter’s sexuality, initially she was shocked by her coming out. “I was completely surprised, I did not see it coming at all. There were little signs like when she was two she put on a pair of my heels and started walking around, but what child doesn't do that? When she was four, she spotted a pearly pink pair of rain boots in a shop window but I just thought they caught her attention because they were so bright. She has always been into traditionally masculine toys like trains and cars and still is, and she loves playing zombie games on her Xbox and with Nerf guns. One day I noticed that she kept using a female avatar to play a video game so I asked her about it and she replied ‘I want to be a girl’,” the mother explained as she continued, “I've always been a huge advocate of trans rights anyway so I asked some more questions, but was careful not to be or sound judgmental and she opened up to me. A few weeks later I styled her first ponytail and we bought her first pretty female jacket which had beautiful embroidered flowers on. She became so much more confident, and as more people began accepting her she became more empowered to go out as her true self and wear things like dresses.”

Homer then went to disclose that unlike Villa’s friends who have accepted her as she is, their family members are still struggling. “My mother took some time to come around, but she did. My father has yet to ‘deal’ with it, my boyfriend accepts her but doesn't ‘understand’ and other family members' first inclination was that it was ‘attention seeking’. My adult son refuses to call Zoey by her new name and can't get over his ‘brother wanting this’, consistently blaming me as if I'm forcing this on ‘him’. I believe this journey is hers to take and as is the job of any parent, I support and encourage her to be her best self. She is a great kid and I'm incredibly proud of her and happy that she has all the support she needs to be the person she wants to be,” she added.