Stuttgart, Arkansas-not Germany to be exact. Allie is one of two transgender teens profiled in a new film project:
"She’s a regular teenager in many ways — worried about what other kids in school think of her and excited about college. But she’s also transgender, and that’s made her life more difficult and challenging than most of us could imagine. Allie realized she was meant to be a girl when she was three years old, she explained, but had to keep her identity hidden to avoid bullying and abuse. The project called a "friend film" still needs funding, and if you’re inclined you can support it through Indie-Go-Go.
I have never thought words such as courage and bravery were appropriate for me so I hesitate to use them for Allie either. In reality she is just like the rest of us-just trying to be ourselves. Don't we all deserve a chance?
Check out the video: