Note – Charlie is 12 y.o. I have conducted the entirety of these interviews through and with the approval of his grandmother, his guardian, through her email.
Interview with Charlie
You were called a ____Girl______ (girl/boy) at birth.
When did you decide your assigned gender was not correct?
Honestly, kind of my whole life, but I really knew when I was about 7 or 8.
What did you do? How did you act? Give me a little background about the “processing” of your thoughts and feelings.
I sort of always knew I was male. Calling me a girl is like calling a wolf a cat.
Parents typically assign toys, clothes, and such for the gender they think you are. How has that changed? What hasn’t changed?
It’s not really a change, they usually got me girly toys but I never played with them. I always stole my uncle’s toys…
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