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What is Dylan Mulvaney's claim to fame? The sudden rise of a trans warrior

'Mom, I’m a girl trapped in a boy’s body. Help!' the 25-year-old had once revealed to Good Morning America
Dylan Mulvaney has over eight million followers on TikTok (Instagram/ @dylanmulvaney)
Dylan Mulvaney has over eight million followers on TikTok (Instagram/ @dylanmulvaney)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Lately, Dylan Mulvaney has been in the news everywhere. The 25-year-old transgender activist recently created a lot of buzz after President Joe Biden invited her to the White House to discuss her transition as well as transgender issues in the nation.

After her meet up with the commander-in-chief, Mulvaney reportedly positively said: “I left with a lot of hope and optimism, not only for just trans people, but many different topics, It's kind of epic, I've had a rough go of it lately, a lot of darkness, and today was what I needed to keep going.” Later, in a TikTok video, she also asserted: “There is so much darkness in this world. I mean, sometimes the bad actually outweighs the good, but we have to get in the mud right now and we're going to clean up some messes that have needed cleaning for hundreds of years. And we've got to protect each other.”


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What is Dylan Mulvaney's claim to fame?

As per reports, Mulvaney understood that she was "a girl in a boy’s body" when she was very little. She told 'Good Morning America' about her conversation with her mother when she was just four. She said, “Mom, I’m a girl trapped in a boy’s body. Help!” But the TikTok star, who has over eight million followers on the video sharing app, also claimed that her family has always been supportive of her and her gender orientation.

Not just her parents, but grandparents too encouraged her to be her true self. In an Instagram post shared in 2021, Mulvaney shared a throwback photo of her with her late grandmother looking like Dorothy. She wrote, “The photo of her with me as Dorothy means more to me than I could have ever known; That was back when I knew very much that I wanted to be a girl or some version of feminine, and wasn’t clouded with societal judgement of what that meant. Her smiling face embracing her grandchild wearing that costume, is a testament to the goodness she had in every fiber of her being.


“Another favorite moment was when I was over about a year ago, and she asked if I had a girlfriend. I froze and she quickly picked up and went, ‘or do you have a boyfriend?’ And I said not yet. She said ‘you will.’ And gave me the biggest smile. I’m so glad I got to see her last week and sing a few tunes and say goodbye. She turned 99 this month! I love her always!”

However, despite all the love and support, the self discovery journey was reportedly not so easy for Mulvaney. Reportedly, she initially came out as gay, then queer, then non-binary before eventually declaring herself as transgender. “Ultimately, I had to do that to honor who I truly am. And now I’ve never been happier. And it feels so good to know that, like, all of the darkness throughout my life, all of the experiences that I’ve gone through… the hard conversations have all been worth it,” she reportedly stated.

Mulvaney then begun the 'Days of Girlhood' series on TikTok, sharing her journey, which received a lot of positive reactions. She reportedly disclosed to Good Morning America: “I didn’t know I was this worthy of love or this worthy of attention, and there’s something really affirming in the fact that, like, I now know that I am a good person. I have good to put out in the world and I am grateful for every single human being that’s along with me.”


Not long ago, Mulvaney reportedly got her new driving license with “X” written as her sex. She said, “I’m opening it up for the first time and realizing how privileged I am to live in a state that will let me do this and to be one of the first people to have it.”


The transgender actress is, however, not just about showingcasing her experience. Her decision to carry tampons for women in need also landed her work with Tampax. She has also reportedly inspired a lot of people to come out. But Mulvaney has some advice to share too: “First of all, I’m proud of you. Second of all, take your time. This is not a race. It is probably one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever have to make in your life and one of the craziest journeys that you’ll go on. Start with people that you know, 100%, will support you and love you.”