For more than two years 14-year-old Corey Maison has been waiting for approval to start hormone therapy so she could go through puberty the same way all girls do.
When her mother, Erica, found out she was approved for the hormones she decided to film Corey’s reaction to document the important moment.
This was it, this was the most pivotal turning point in her life, and we both knew it
While Corey was at school, Erica hid the estrogen behind a couch cushion and waited for Corey’s reaction. The video ends with daughter embracing mother. Okay, she dives at her mother out of excitement and joy. Erica apologizes for the video being so short but she turned it off because her and Corey were both “blubbering fools”.
There is a very important reason that Erica and Corey decided to share the video
I want people to watch this video, and see the raw emotion of a transgender child that can finally live her life the way she feels inside. I want people to see this, because maybe it will open their eyes. Open their eyes to anyone who’s different.
Hormone therapy is absolutely life changing for transgender teens. It means that her body won’t be irreversibly changed by the effects of the wrong hormones taking over. In Corey’s case, the estrogen pills will stop her from the effects of testosterone and will allow her to develop into a more feminine body rather than a masculine one.