"When I was younger, I was born in the wrong body which means that I am Transgender" says popular YouTuber NikkieTutorials.
The beauty YouTuber came out as transgender in a 17-minute video that was posted to YouTube yesterday. Nikkie says that she wanted to post the video to feel free and inspire those who aren't free yet.
"Growing up, I think the number one thing I'm the most thankful for is my mom."
Nikkie goes on to say that her mom had been a very big support system along her journey. She also says that her journey started very early because she lived as a girl when she was a child and mostly had support from others while growing up.
In the video, she describes how she went through most of the transition in her teen years and she fully transitioned by age 19 while being on YouTube.
Unfortunately, she was not able to come out on her own timing because she was blackmailed to having her story leaked. In the YouTube video, she says, “They said they wanted to leak it because I’m lying, or that I don’t want to tell my truth, or because they feel like I’m too scared for people to know who I truly am.. So to the people who tried to blackmail me and thought they could really mess up my life with that. This one’s for you”. She then goes to stick up her middle finger after.
Nikkie also discusses that she told her partner, Dylan, about her transition journey and he was very supportive but, they are still dealing with it privately.
Lastly, Nikkie declared, "I am me. I am still. Nikkie. Nothing changes about that".
The video is currently #1 on trending on Youtube and it has 17 million views as this is being reported.