‘You can’t live a lie and spend your life feeling sad’ – Pammy Rose.
Who is Pammy Rose? She is a transgender finalist in the Sunderland Echo "Face of 2013" competition.
" Now Pammy Rose wants to tell her story of transformation, courage and determination in a bid to inspire other young people to just be themselves. Cara Houchen reports.
TRANNY, puff, sick, freak – I’ve had every vile insult you can think of shouted at me over the years,” explained Pammy Rose.
Born Paul Witten, the 20-year-old from Seaham always knew she was different and when I went to meet her and her mum Julie Olds, she explained why she now feels ready to tell her story.
“I want to stand up and speak out so hopefully people like me can stop hiding who they are, stop being afraid and just be happy and feel accepted,” she said.
“I’m in a good place at the minute, but it hasn’t always been like that.”
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