Miles, 12


“I wish more people knew that I’m not a girl. I think a lot of people know that I’m trans, but they just don’t acknowledge it. They keep calling me she, which is not correct. I think one way Kings could be better at accepting trans students is by making gender-neutral bathrooms. The only one in the school is exclusive to teachers. I think another way is to make it a lot easier for trans people to change their names in the school system. Not having to go into court and get notarized documents would be helpful. Also, making sure teachers are really staying on top of gendering students correctly. I remember my math teacher – after countless emails from my parents – would still call me she. That was annoying. It can be hard when you get misgendered – a lot of times. Even I stay quiet. I guess the fact that I was doing it for myself was helpful for me, but the reaction from other people was a bit difficult to deal with. But I’ve been really trying to correct people. If I had advice for other trans kids at the school struggling it would be to email all your teachers and tell them. That’s what I did. It’s so much easier to do that than go up to them on the first day of school. It’s so scary to do that in person. But if you have to do it in person, it’s going to benefit you in the long run.¨